Rocks and Minerals

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Rocks and Minerals


Standards:S3CS1: Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.S3CS6: Students will question scientific claims and arguments effectivelyS3E1a: Explain the difference between a rock and a mineralS3E1b: Recognize the physical attributes of rocks and minerals using observation (shape, color, texture), measurement, and simple tests (hardness)

Goals:Students will be able to state claims and present evidence to support the claims. Students will explain the difference between a rock and a mineral based on recognition of physical attributes through observation, measurement and simple tests.

Rocks and Mineralsby: Molly Slayton

Student Misconceptions and Proper Conceptions:Misconceptions:~Rocks and soil are the same all over Georgia~Rocks do not changeProper Conceptions:~Georgia has a wide variety of rocks and soil~Rocks are formed in a cycle and change according to conditions of the environment

Engage:BrainPop Jr."Is it a Rock" ProbeEverybody Needs a RockSilver Comet Trail

Explain:Rocks and Minerals Venn DiagramEvidence to support claim

Explore:Experiment: Rocks and Minerals Physical Attributes Sort

Evaluate:"Mystery Mineral"Evidence to support claimVenn Diagram

Extend:Vulcan Rock QuarryPreziRules for Finding the Perfect Rock


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