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Course/Subject:6th Grade Science
Topic: Rocks and Minerals
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Key Learning: Formation of rocks and processes involved in the rock cycle.
How are rocks classified by formation and what are the processes involved in the rock cycle?
Concept:
Minerals
Concept: Igneous
rocks
Concept: Sedimentary rocks
Concept: Metamorphic
rocks
Concept:
Fossils
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What are
fossils?
What is a
mineral?
What tests
are used to
identify
minerals?
What determines
the type of igneous
rock magma will
cool into?
How are igneous
rocks classified?
What is fine and
coarse grained
igneous rock?
What is an extrusive
and extrusive
igneous rock?
Where do sedimentary
rocks form?
What is the physical
feature of a sedimentary
rock?
What is the meaning of
metamorphic?
What has to be changed
in order for a
metamorphic rock to be
How are sedimentary rocks changed?
classified?
How can a rock undergo
What are the three main
metamorphism?
categories of sedimentary
What types of rocks can
rocks?
change into
How do clastic
metamorphic rocks?
sedimentary rocks form?
Where do rocks become
How do chemical
metamorphic rocks?
sedimentary rocks form?
What is the difference in
How do organic
contact and regional
metamorphism?
sedimentary rocks form?
What are the names of
What kind rocks
contain the
most fossils?
What are the
four substances
that preserve
organisms?
What are the
types of fossils?
What are trace
fossils?
What is a mold?
What is a cast?
What is an
index fossil?
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some sedimentary rocks?
What
information can
fossils tell us?
What are the
four kinds of
fossils?
How do we
know that
climates have
changed
through the
ages?
How do we
know the
surface of the
Earth has
changed?
Vocabulary:
Minerals,
Mohs
Hardness,
Streak,
Cleavage,
Fracture,
Color
Compo-sition
Vocabulary:
Igneous, Intrusive,
Extrusive, Fine,
Coarse
Vocabulary:
Sedimentary, Compaction,
Cementation, Lithification,
Stratification
Vocabulary:
Metamorphic, heat,
pressure, foliated,
nonfoliated
Additional Information/Resources:
http://www.rocksandminerals.com/uses.htm
http://www.galleries.com/scripts/search.exe
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Minerals/Miner
als1.html
Mr. Lee’s Rock Cycle Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkGVE6wNAzo
http://www.quia.com/mc/1698180.html
http://geology.about.com/od/rocks/a/Rock-Picture-Index.htm
Vocabulary
Fossils, Index,
Trace, Cast,
Mold, Climate
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