Earth Materials

Science Launch

Rocks & Minerals

Students are so excited about the launch of our first Science unit this Year, Earth Materials. This unit consist of 4 investigations. Students will become geologists observing characteristics of solid materials from earth-rocks and minerals. The focus is on taking materials apart to find out what they are made of and putting materials back together to better understand their properties.

This unit offers a number of challenges. The planet Earth is an extremely large laboratory, with many secrets not yet discovered. The process of creating earths materials took millions of years so it is difficult to recreate this in the classroom. Yet students can undertake investigations in the classroom to prepare them to better understand the structure of their world.

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