The Learning Zone , Rocks

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Link to Resource: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/rocks/index.htm
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
2 3 4 5
Language:English
Organization:Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Summary:The study of rocks is called petrology. Rocks may have fossils in them, and they are made up of minerals, but petrologists like looking at the rocks themselves. Just click on one of the link to find out more about rocks and the rock cycle.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-1; 4-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: elementary school; geology; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; minerals; rocks
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