Size It Up

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The three types of rock aren't classic, punk, and hard. The chapter covers everything scholars need to know about rocks. Pupils compare rocks, learn about their formation, see how rocks change, and follow every step of the rock cycle. The lesson includes 12 activities at three different levels in this fourth chapter out of seven.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce the unit by bringing in different types of rocks and letting classmates try to sort and classify them
  • Schedule a field trip to collect rock specimens
Classroom Considerations
  • Follow safety instructions when melting PDB until molten
  • Provides objectives for the activity and for the student with each lesson
  • Provides notes for the instructor throughout
  • Includes an answer key
  • Critical thinking dialogue follows a share, process, generalize, apply, and going further format
  • Contains vocabulary lists and supporting activities
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