Sunday, March 22, 2015

4th Grade-Week 1 Physical Properties of Rocks

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1st Lab Week
Concept: Observing Mock Rocks and Taking Them Apart

Objective: Students will examine the physical properties of mock rocks.

Homework: Parent Letter signed

physical property

•What is a scientist who studies rocks?
•What are rocks made of?
•What is a physical property?
•What are some physical properties of rocks? video of the week: Rocks and Minerals

Reading Before Class: FOSS Science Resources pgs 179-189. Wonders CA Content Reader pgs 78-83.

Find this "Levitated Mass" in Los Angeles...take a picture of YOU underneath the rock ...
email the picture to for 2 extra credit points.

CA State Science Standards
4. The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed them. As a basis for understanding this concept:4b. Students know how to identify common rock-forming minerals (including quartz, calcite, feldspar, mica, and hornblende) and ore minerals by using a table of diagnostic properties. 
6.Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will:
6a. Measure and estimate the weight, length, or volume of objects. 

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