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Comparing rocks

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Overview:
Learners will observe and sort samples of rocks and minerals to compare and contrast their physical properties. They will record their observations in Science Notebooks.

Author/Source:
Janulaw, Sharon

Grade:
K-2

Discipline:
Earth science

Time:
30 minutes

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientists ask and address questions. (P1, P3, NOS4)

  • Scientists base their ideas on evidence from the natural world. (P3)

  • Scientists observe, explore, discover, and communicate with one another.

  • Scientific observations can be made directly with our own senses or may be made indirectly through the use of tools. (P3)

  • Scientists share their ideas with each other. (P7, P8)

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