Rock Cycle and Rock Types - Two activities to introduce or review information about the types of rocks; Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic.One focuses on the 3 main types of rocks, and the other is a simplified Rock Cycle Diagram with interpretation questions.Can be a teacher led activity or individual work time, or center activity.
STEM Challenge: Sedimentary Rocks Model! Challenge your kiddos to make sedimentary rocks using edible layers! Click on the picture for a STEM discussion and great ideas for a sedimentary rocks lesson! I've adjusted this lesson for three age groups now (preK, kindergarten/1st/2nd grade, & 3rd/4th/5th grade), and they have all loved it!
This 9 page play is filled with excellent scientific information about rocks and minerals, including sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic types, fossils, Moh's Scale of Hardness and more. Even better, this reader's theater is one that's fun! (TpT Resource)
The Interactive Rock Identification is a 278 page hyperlinked PDF document that guides students through the investigation of 19 Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary rocks. It navigates like a web site with clickable links that moves students along depending upon their responses.