Activity

Rock collection

Summary
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
Materials
  • collection of various rocks e.g. sedimentary rocks showing layers, lava, mica, crystal, rocks containing metal ores
Procedure

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.

Notes

Rework to make more interesting.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching site
After School Programs at Elementary schools in New York City