Rock collection

Look at different kinds of rocks. Notice their texture, patterns, colours.
Science content
Earth/Space: Rock cycle, Earth Materials, Natural resources (5)
Lessons activity is in
  • collection of various rocks e.g. sedimentary rocks showing layers, lava, mica, crystal, rocks containing metal ores

Look at and touch the different kinds of rocks and discuss how they are formed.
Note: it is very hard, just by looking at a rock, and unless one is more expert, to determine whether a rock is sedimentary, metamorphic or igneous.


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Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2