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Rocks and Minerals
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Make a Daily Rocks and Minerals Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Rocks and Minerals Activity Lesson Plan Book


Quizzes
Grades 1-2
     Rocks and Minerals Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice (Grades 1-2)
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Grades 3-5
     Rocks and Minerals Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice (Grades 3-5)
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Grades 6-8
     Rocks and Minerals Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice (Grades 6-8)
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Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     The Story of Coal (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Stress and Strain in the Life of a Rock (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Resources from the Land (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Minerals (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Fossils (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Igneous Rocks (Hi/Lo Grades 6-7)
     Sedimentary Rocks (Hi/Lo Grades 6-7)
     Metamorphic Rocks (Hi/Lo Grades 6-7)
     Weathering - The Breakup of Rocks (Hi/Lo Grades 6-7)
     A Million Years in the Life of a Rock (Hi/Lo Grades 6-7)
     Plutons (Hi/Lo Grades 6-7)
     Bowen's Reaction Series (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)
     Marking Time Geologically (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)
     Other Ways of Determining Age (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)
     Absolute-Age Dating (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)
     Principles of Relative-Age Dating (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)
     Fossils Tell A Story (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Iron (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-5 Readability)
     Minerals (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Diamonds and Graphite (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Sand and Gravel (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Limestone (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Igneous Rock (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Oil and Natural Gas (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Mining Minerals (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Igneous Rocks (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     Sedimentary Rocks (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     Metamorphic Rocks (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     Rocks Are Like Cookies (Very Quick Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     How Do We Get Salt? (Short Reader; Grades 2-3 Readability)
     Where Does Sand Come From? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Where Does Salt Come From? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Stalactites and Stalagmites (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Three Kinds of Rocks (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     Sedimentary Rocks, Rocks on Earth's Surface (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)


Book Units
    Fossil Hunters (Grades 1-2)
    Caves and Caverns (Grades 3-5)
    Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (Grades 4-6)
    Paleo Bugs: Survival of the Creepiest (Grades 4-8)
    The Siege (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book Four) (Grades 4-8)


Reading Comprehensions
     Learning About Rocks (Grades 2-3)
     Rating Rocks (Grades 3-5)
     Putting Rocks to Work (Grades 4-5)
     Igneous Rocks (Grades 4-5)
     Metamorphic Rocks -- Rocks that Change (Grades 5-6)
     Minerals - Building Blocks of Rocks (Grades 5-6)
     Identifying Minerals (Grades 5-6)
     Clastic Sedimentary Rocks (Grades 5-6)
     Non-Clastic Sedimentary Rocks (Grades 6-8)
     Rocks Rock! Part 1 (Grades 7-8)
     Rocks Rock! Part 2 (Grades 7-8)
     Fossils (Grades 7-8)


Leveled Books
            If Rocks Could Talk: Fossils
            Rocks


Compare and Contrast
        Rock Traits: Compares two kinds of rocks (Grades 5-6)

Rock Traits: Compares the three kinds of rocks (Grades 3-4)

Mineral Traits: Compares two similar minerals (Grades 3-4)



Books
            Rocks and Minerals (Grades 3-5)
            Sedimentary Rocks: Clastic and Non-clastic (Grades 6-8)


Crossword Puzzles
     Minerals Crossword Puzzle
     Rock Cycle Crossword Puzzle
     Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (Definitions)
     Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (Definitions - Includes List of Words)


Mazes
     Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary Words Maze
     Rocks and Minerals Common Minerals Maze


Story Starter - Write about Minerals
Give out a story starter for each student in your class with different minerals. For edHelper.com subscribers. - Sign up now by clicking here!

Select the number of students in your class:

Select the number of minerals to give each student:
Select the minerals list to use:
619 Different Minerals      32 Common Minerals

(Optional) Enter your class name to print on the header of each page:

Enter the title for the story starter:


Enter the story prompt:


Common Minerals
     Common Minerals Word Search (10 Words)
     Common Minerals Word Search (All Words)
     Common Minerals Word Search (All Words - lowercase)
     Common Minerals Word Search (Larger Word Search!)
     Crack the Code
     Fill in the Missing Letter
     Unscramble the Words
     Circle the Correct Word
     Fill in the Missing Vowels
     Fill in the Words Puzzle


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