Current Unit: Rocks and Minerals
6th Grade Science students have finished learning about the characteristics
and properties of minerals. Using 18 unknown mineral samples students are
performing hardness tests, streak tests, identifying the color and luster.
Students will later be asked to identify the minerals based on the information
collected. The mineral identification and written mineral summative can be
viewed on the Parent Internet Viewer.
The Rock Cycle and types of rock is currently being taught. Student will identify igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock based on how they formed. Students are also working on a web quest review and learn about the different types of rocks and the rock cycle. The Web quest can be found in the Rock Cycle Web Activity folder in my links.
Please check my webpage Rocks to play review games and study vocabulary. Review also in my Google Classroom.
Rocks and Minerals
I can explain how to identify a mineral, using
properties such as hardness, color, luster, etc…
I can identify the three types of rocks and
explain characteristics of each.
I can explain the rock cycle.