This fantastic pack of science activities is ideal for supporting teaching of the Year 3 Rocks unit in the New National Curriculum 2014. Included are seven activities:
Students identify the rocks in the photographs and describe their appearance and texture.
Print, laminate and cut up the cards. Students match the rocks (a) to their properties (b) and uses (c). Alternate Uk spelling option included.
Students sort the images into those that are electrical conductors and those that are electrical insulators
Students look at the photographs (slate roof tiles, marble archway, granite kitchen surface and writing chalk). They write about why the
properties of each particular rock suit the purpose it is being used for in the photograph.
Students plan and carry out an investigation to test rock permeability.
Students carry out a simple experiment to separate the materials in clay, loamy and sandy soil. They draw diagrams of their findings.
Included are detailed, clear instructions on how to set up the activities. Also included is a KWL (what I know already, what I would like to know and what I learnt) for student to complete prior to and after the unit.
Please note: Some of the activities require additional resources. These include samples of different rock types (i.e. chalk, limestone, sandstone, marble, granite and slate), magnifying lenses, clear containers for soil experiment and pipettes.
Both UK and US spelling versions of resources are included.