Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion
During my internship I taught a unit on rocks, minerals, and erosion and came up with a few good ideas I thought you may like that make the unit more interactive and engaging for students. Here’s a few of my favourites.
1. Interactive Rock Cycle
Using two paper plates and a fastener I had students write down the different steps and stages. Students were able to see the different stage of the rock cycle and used it in future projects.
2. Rock Types
To explain the different rock types to students I brought in visuals they could use to better understand metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rock. I brought in a layered chocolate bar (mars bar) to represent sedimentary rock, then I students crush the bar, therefore becoming metamorphic rock (being change be heat/pressure). To represent igneous rock I brought int melted jolly ranchers. To represent lava that has cooled and formed that rock type. I did this before class time, as it would be difficult to do as a class. If you want a copy of my lesson plan click below.