Today my students are going to be scientists! I have planned three stations (one for each type of rock) for the kids to visit that allow for deeper learning about how each type of rock looks and how it is created. Each station will have a video of how that type of rock is created (These videos will be shown on ipads which will provided ar each station) as well as pictures of the type of rock and a sample rock. This Investigation Record will help focus learning by identifying each type of rock, having children list what they see inside the rock, comparing the rock to what it reminds them of in their world, and more! I have provided a link to the videos I used below!
I also showed this video as kind of an introduction to the rock cycle - it is only about 4 minutes and it is just cheesy enough to keep the kids entertained and laughing!
I'm just an Elementary Nerd sharing my excitement for the classroom!
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