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Rocks and Minerals - Focused Resources

Fun Rock Facts for Kids - Information about Types of Rocks & Minerals

This website lists the difference between a mineral and a rock, along with characteristics of each. I chose this website because it is simple and easy to read. It gives examples of each.

Mineral Properties | Mineralogy4Kids

This website specifically describes what a mineral is and lists the physical properties. I chose this website because it list and described the physical properties of minerals, information that students need.

The Gallery of Minerals With Pictures and Descriptions.

This website has examples of common minerals that are categorized by type. I chose this website because it is easy to find each type of mineral and it has a picture of each type.

Types of Rocks

This website lists the three types of rocks and descriptions of each. I chose this website because it is easy to use and the information is organized well.

3 types of rock- a science song

This is a song describing the 3 types of rock- igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. I chose this song because it is quick and fun way for students to get an idea of what the rocks are and how they are made.

Rocks Song by Peter Weatherall

This song describes what rocks are, examples of how they are used. I chose this song because it gives examples of how rocks are used in real life and characteristics of rocks.

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3 Types of Rocks

3 Types of Rocks

This is a picture showing the three type of rocks. I chose this picture so students had a visual of all three together.

Socrative

This tool can be used to test students knowledge of the topic. I chose this tool because it is easy to use and quick to get results from students.

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Minerals

Minerals

This image shows some minerals. I chose this picture so students can compare color and shape of the minerals.

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Rocks

Rocks

This picture shows the 3 types of rocks and what minerals make up them. I chose this image because it has a lot of information and examples for the students to look at.