Rock Classification

by Mary Ann

Homeschool resources about rock classification

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ACF Lesson Plan: How Was Coal Formed?  (M)
Grade Level: 5-8

ACF Lesson Plan: Coal Supply and Demand  (M)
Students learn about the supply and demand of natural resources. Grades 5-6

ACF Lesson Plan: Cookie Mining  (Y,M)
Students learn the costs associated with the mining process of coal by using chocolate chip cookies and toothpicks. Grade Level: 3--8

ACF Lesson Plan: Generating Electricity From Coal  (M)
Lesson plan for kids to explore the process of generating electricity from coal. Strudents are asked to think about new ways to use coal to create electricity. Grades 6-8.

ACF Lesson Plan: Coal Formation  (Y,M)
Grade Level: K-6

ACF Lesson Plan: Coal Flowers: A Historic Craft  (Y,M)
This historic craft among coal mining families allows students to watch the crystallization process in making coal flowers. Grades K-8

ACF Lesson Plan: Transporting Coal  (Y,M)
Grade Range: 3-8

Coal Camps and Mining Towns  (M)
Students learn history through researching coal mining towns.

History of Coal in the U.S.  (O)
Lesson plan for students to study history U.S. coal mining and research the policies of coal-dependent companies. Grades 9-12

Google Earth  (Y,M,O,T)
Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

RockHoundKids.com  (Y)
The place for kids who love rocks.

Rocks for Kids - Identifying Minerals  (Y,M)
From Rocks for Kids.com

Rocks For Kids.com   (Y,M,O,T)
This site is for kids of all ages who love rocks.

Indentify Rock Types Game  (Y,M)
This game was designed to help students learn about rock types. From Kids Geo.com

Rocks and soils  (Y,M)
From BBC.CO.UK Has games, projects and lessons about rocks and soil.

Virtual Field Trips in Geoscience  (Y,M,O,T)
From The Virtual Geosciences Professor's Course Resources

MineralTown.com  (Y,M,O,T)
Rocks, mineral and fossil collecting information with articles, photos, videos, web directory, search engine and free classified ads.

The First Collection - Minerals  (Y,M,O,T)
A quick reference for beginning collectors to include the nine structure and chemical composition classifications of a collection.

Kids Geo. com  (Y,M)
A Study of The Earth And Her People. Learn about Geology and Geography For Kids with KidsGeo.com.

Curriculum Center - Magnetism  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Magnetism.

Virtual and On-line Geologic Field Trip Guides  (Y,M,O,T)
Virtual Field Trip Guides : United States and Canada

Geology Online lesson plans  (Y,M,O,T)
Lesson plans for K-12 teachers to integraste earth science and anthropology into lessons.

Mineral Information Institute Teacher Resources  (T)
This science website has an enormous amount of information and downloadable resources for teachers.

Rocks, Minerals, and Mining Theme Page  (M)
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of rocks, minerals, and mining. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic.

Science in a bag Lesson: Light and Crystals  (M)
To use hydro-gel crystals in a hands-on activity to study light refraction through two media. Also, to stimulate critical thinking. Upper Elementary and Middle School Age Children

You've Got to Be Cool to Make Igneous Rocks   (M)
Lesson plan for grades 7-9

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