This worksheet utilizes the Scheme for Igneous Rock Identification of the ESRT's and allows students to practice calculating the percentage of each mineral found in a some igneous rocks.
Properties Of Common Minerals
Very simple worksheet using the Properties of Common Minerals chart on the ESRT to help students get a feel for and understand how to extract information from the chart.
Rock Cycle Diagram
Colorful diagram helpful in showing the rock cycle.
Introductory lesson to classify rocks. Students become familiar with the reference tables rock charts.
Metamorphic Rock Identification
This lab is a simple identification lab which can be used with any 6 (or less) metamorphic rocks listed on the ESRT that teachers have in stock. Follows this introductory reference table lab (attached below).
An introduction and intended to familiarize students with using their ESRT for metamorphic rocks. Should be followed up by an identification laboratory.
Students will create a 16 square bingo sheet. Post the worksheet on the overhead so students can see answers. Teacher will read the DEFINITION for each of the words and students must match definition to their bingo vocabulary.
A unit pack with a variety of different material all related to Geology.
Boiling Stones And Bison Bones
Learn how Native Americans used quartzite cobbles to boil water.
Is It A Moon Rock? (authentic Assessment Activity)
An authentic assessment activity that has students working in teams to examine rock samples to try and determine if they might be moon rocks - or cannot be moon rocks. The 2-sided activity sheet includes the original news clipping, all the lunar geology f