Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Geology Rocks! Unit (& FREE Printable Packet)

You guys!  I am SO excited to share this Geology Rocks! unit with you!!  And, I am including the printable packet I made for us {FREE} for you!!



If you love rocks, you will love this unit...and if your kid loves rocks, you will probably love these resources even more!!  It includes everything you need to teach a fantastic rock unit (or rock theme)!!

I put the unit together for a Kindergarten - 2nd grade homeschool class I taught this semester.  The printable packet targets this age range, but can easily be adapted for older or younger kids.  My 3rd grader loved doing it at home, and my preschooler joined us for all the activities!

The lessons here on the blog target a preschool and kindergarten aged audience.  Again, you can adapt it to whatever your needs are!  The six lessons include more than a dozen hands-on activities, experiments, and demonstrations!  The wonderful thing about hands-on experiments and activities is that children will learn from it whatever is appropriate for their age.  You can do the same experiment (and I often have!) with preschoolers and high school students and they will learn completely different things.  But, I digress!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these resources and have a wonderful time learning about rocks with your kiddos!

HERE is the packet with Geology Rocks! lesson plans and a printable notebook.  More on this in a moment!

Here are links to the six lessons.  These are fun, hands-on, and full of the kind of information curious minds love!  There are enough ideas and information to help anyone with any amount (or non-amount!) of science background teach an awesome, science-filled rock unit.


Lesson 1: Introduction & Minerals

Lesson 2:  Sedimentary Rocks

Lesson 3: Igneous Rocks

Lesson 4: Metamorphic Rocks

Lesson 5: Rocks & Soil

Lesson 6: Rock Cycle & Summary


And, if you'd like to print everything, you will love this printable Geology Rocks unit!

The first half is a set of lesson plans targeting the K-2nd age and the second half includes all the printables for a student notebook!

Note that there are very minor differences in the lessons on the blog posts and the printable lessons.  These are 1- because of differences in formatting blog posts and pdfs and 2- because the blog posts are all lessons that are appropriate for preschoolers while some of the activities in the packet are more appropriate for slightly older kids.

The packet can be used to create a Rocks Notebook or a Rocks Lapbook or just for a resource as you learn!  It is perfect if you are a homeschooler who likes notebooking or a classroom teacher who needs handouts...or anyone in between!


In case you missed the links above, click HERE to get the {FREE} Geology Rocks! unit with lesson plans and printable student notebook!
 
I hope you love this unit and are able to use it in your classroom or homeschool!  I would LOVE to hear from you if you use it too--this took a TON of time to create and I am giving it away to anyone who is interested.  It always means a lot when someone takes the time to let me know how they use it or to share links to this post on social media.  Hugs!! and Thank You!!!





I may share at any of these parties!



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