Classifying Rocks!

47 min.

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Wonder of the Day #1334

How Do Rocks Get Their Colors?


Students will learn about the different types of rocks and how they are formed.

Big Idea

Rock Classification

Groups will be given a variety of rock samples. Students will be directed to sort the rocks however they wish as a table group into 3 groups. They must defend and have a reason for their sort. Groups will write on an index card what they used to sort the rocks. Students will share out how they sorted and what they found.

Students will read Wonderopolis site, "How Are Rocks Made?"

Additional materials (videos, books, digital textbook) may be used to supplement information; depending on grade level and depth of CCES objective.

Students will complete Note-Taking organizer.

(Can also be completed as students are reading Wonderopolis site)