Rocks and Minerals Unit


I’ll let you in on a little secret: This unit is my #1 best-selling resource! Teachers all over have purchased this unit and taught it in their own classrooms with fabulous success–and that will be true for you, too! Don’t miss out on such a rich, engaging, and educational unit!

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This Unit Covers

✓ Properties of minerals
✓ Three types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary)
✓ How rocks are formed
✓ How rocks are identified
✓ The rock cycle
✓ Why rocks and minerals are important
✓ Rocks and mineral uses in everyday life

With This Unit You’ll Get:

✓ Non-fiction reading pieces to help integrate reading and meet RI standards
✓ Engaging, hands-on science labs
✓ Creative activities, such as creating a biography of a rock and a rock and mineral fashion show
✓ Concept maps and graphic organizers
✓ Practice and review sheets (printables)
✓ Technology activities (QR Codes)
✓ High quality, day-by-day lesson plans (15 days)
✓ Answer keys
.… and so much more!

These lessons are perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! They are low prep, too!

With 15 complete lesson plans in this unit, that’s less than a dollar a day for everything you need–worksheets, centers, scripted lessons, vocabulary, and much more! It’s definitely worth the value!

This unit plan is perfect if you have to teach earth science concepts but weren’t sure how or are just starting out! This unit plan saves you time! Additionally, with scripted plans it’s perfect for when you have a substitute!


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