Lessons for Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

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  • GeoHunt - … uses of rocks and minerals through a GeoHunt or scavenger hunt. Suggested Goals: Students will gain an understanding of the role of rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels by examining the materials we find in our homes, schools, and communities. Objectives: As a … the difference between geological resources and other natural resources. List the rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels that are found in Illinois and their uses. Identify ways …
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  • Polishing the Petoskey - … small piles of rock dust, and make an attractive reminder of the many concepts associated with the study of rocks, fossils and minerals. Materials for each student 1 unpolished Petoskey stone polishing compound coarse (60 grit) and fine grit (150 … closing activity for a rock, mineral and fossil unit, as an on-going free time activity, as a follow-up to mineral hardness activities, as …
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  • Rocks and Mineral Mapping - … : Rocks and Minerals (obsidian, geode, wonderstone, sandstone, gneiss, etc.) Copies of Rocks and Minerals Map (pdf) Colored pencils Utah Rocks and Minerals Legend (pdf) Rocks and Minerals found in Utah (pdf) Book: Rocks, Minerals, and Fossil … ). Use the Rocks and Minerals Localities of Utah, A Collector's Guide to Rocks, Minerals and Fossils books, and the provided list to find other rocks and minerals found in Utah …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Rock Star Centers - … properties and uses of rocks. Materials: Rock Star Journal (pdf) Ziploc bags Rock for each student Pencil Center materials Crayons Additional Resources Books Rocks and Minerals, by … Rocks, by Natalie Lunis and Nancy White (Big Book); ISBN 1582730814 Remarkable Rocks, by Ron Cole (Big Book); ISBN 1-56784-221-6 Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils, by Rebecca Hunter; ISBN 0-7398-3250-6 Video Uses of Rocks and Minerals; ISBN 1-58541-088 …
    User Rating: Grade Level: K-2
  • Yummy Rocks - Yummy Rocks Author - Stella Category - Lesson Plans, Science, Earth Science, Rocks, Minerals and Fossils Lesson Plan Duration - 50 minute(s) Grade Level - 3-5 Lesson Plan Description The students will be able to identify and explain the three categories of rocks: igneous, (formed from molten rock); sedimentary (pieces of other rocks and fossilized organisms); and metamorphic (formed from heat and pressure …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-5
  • Utah's Geological History - … /teacher/teacher_resources.htm Teaching Kits Rock, mineral, and fossil; grade 4 (can also be used for grades 2 [rocks], and 8 and 9 [extinction]). Landforms; grade 5 Dinosaurs; grades K-6. Ice Age; grades 4, 8, and 9 (includes extinction and climate … . migration trails, Great Salt Lake, desert, mineral deposits - mines in Utah). Use a World Map and draw the major plates of plate …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-5
  • How Old Is Mike? - … dating of fossils, the students will use a list of names and ages to determine the difference between relative age and absolute age … rocks, minerals and fossils from millions of years ago? This lesson sets the stage for the introduction of radioactive decay and its use in dating fossils … superposition, and an introduction to a radioactive decay simulation I use to demonstrate how scientists determine the absolute age of fossils. Closure …
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  • Science (Class) in Pictures: Photographing Scientific Discoveries - … your class, using the questions below. Questions | For reading comprehension and discussion: Which caption in this slide show encapsulate the scientific … collections or found examples of rocks, minerals and fossils, student-created models of plate tectonics, images of erosion, weathering and natural damage on the school … , a caption that both succinctly and sufficiently captures the essence and the science behind their scientific development and a summary paragraph or two …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Crinoids: Flowers of the Iowa Seas - … and amateur scientists who studied Iowa rocks and fossils The student will be able to.... recognize fossils and understand how they provide evidence of earlier lives and … lesson plan is about Iowa's environment and how scientists observed, organized, and evaluated rock layers and fossils to develop an understanding of the past … bring in rocks to examine and identify. Include among the "mystery minerals" quartz, hematite, talc, mica, calcite, graphite, and limestone. Use a rock and mineral field guide …
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  • Crinoids: Flowers of the Iowa Seas - … professional and amateur scientists who studied Iowa rocks and fossils. Students will be able to: • recognize fossils and understand how they provide evidence of earlier lives and … lesson plan is about Iowa's environment and how scientists observed, organized, and evaluated rock layers and fossils to develop an understanding of the past … bring in rocks to examine and identify. Include among the "mystery minerals" quartz, hematite, talc, mica, calcite, graphite, and limestone. Use a rock and mineral field guide …
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