For this lesson, students will make a class book.
Explain to the students how they can test for certain characteristics in their rocks. How do you think it would feel about where it lives and how it spends each day? When their descriptions are finished, collect all of the descriptions and rocks. However, a dichotomy exists between national standards and benchmarks and common curricular concepts.You are also smart and a good friend. It was that the students will revise their theories of the natural world once they see and learn new evidence based on their investigations. Show examples of what these characteristics will look like when students see them. They tell the class something special about themselves and the place their rock into the basket, saying, "My name is , and with this rock I join the class. Encourage students to share their illustrations and written descriptions with their partners or with the class if time allows. Kirch examines early elementary students' learning of and engagement in science process skills and the establishment of a scientific ethos in the classroom, including questioning, forming, and critiquing hypotheses and identifying evidence, abilities sometimes considered to be beyond the capabilities of young learners. Give each student a magnifying glass and a piece of paper. The papers are placed in a bowl or other container, and students each remove three slips, making sure that they do not get their own name, and that all three names drawn are different. Writing is always a great way to make a connection. Lessons for grades delve more deeply into the subject, introducing the three types of rocks, differentiating between rocks and minerals, and providing opportunities for classification and analysis. Family Connections: Rock collecting is a great family activity. Activity Connected to Lesson: Rock Hounds: Give each student or group of students a deck of playing cards. This can either be done in a paragraph or as a list. You can do anything you decide to do - when you work for it! Lesson and Activity Time Schedule Each lesson is 55 minutes.
Have students describe it. Total lesson and activity time is 85 minutes.
Have them select a rock. Students like trying to find the names of places on the maps.