Rocks and Minerals Unit without materials - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Middle School/Jr High (6-8)

Rocks and Minerals Unit without materials

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
mrteacherguy mrteacherguy is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 104
Full Member

mrteacherguy
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 104
Full Member
Rocks and Minerals Unit without materials
Old 09-02-2021, 07:54 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I will be teaching a rocks and minerals unit in a couple of weeks, however, I don't have any actual rocks and minerals kits to work with.

There will be at least a little bit of interactivity through our interactive notebooks, but neither I nor my school have the funds to purchase kits or materials.

Any input or suggestions on how to give hands-on learning for this without having to go out and buy stuff?


mrteacherguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Lottalove's Avatar
Lottalove Lottalove is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7,490
Senior Member

Lottalove
 
Lottalove's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7,490
Senior Member
If I were you,
Old 09-02-2021, 01:01 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

introduce the unit on a Thursday or Friday, make the "Homework" that weekend as collecting 5-10 different rocks as different as can be from each other in their locale and bring them in to be observed.

Then you will have a variety of rocks to choose from and, hopefully, you will get a wide variety of types of rocks. In addition to homework, one year, I had a "field day" where we just walked around outside on the grounds and driveways near the school building to get some. Even concrete chunks make for interesting conversations about mixtures.

By now, I have quite a collection in a milk crate--mostly "found" rocks but also some donated by others and few from my own DD's gift shop purchases from older field trips to outdoorsy places.
Lottalove is offline   Reply With Quote
Beach Glass's Avatar
Beach Glass Beach Glass is online now
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,913
Senior Member

Beach Glass
 
Beach Glass's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,913
Senior Member
Rocks and Minerals
Old 09-02-2021, 07:11 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

When I had to teach rocks and minerals in 5th grade, I went to the Earth Science teacher at the high school.

He was more than willing to loan me a few sample boxes. Said that kids knowing just the basics of the rock cycle made his job loads easier down the line.

Last edited by Beach Glass; 09-03-2021 at 06:29 AM..
Beach Glass is online now   Reply With Quote
sbslab's Avatar
sbslab sbslab is online now
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,768
Senior Member

sbslab
 
sbslab's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,768
Senior Member

Old 09-05-2021, 09:48 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

Maybe go to a place that makes counters and ask for “scraps” of marble, quartz, etc.? You could compare the colors of the different types of the same rock.
sbslab is online now   Reply With Quote
aggie'swife's Avatar
aggie'swife aggie'swife is offline
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 634
Senior Member

aggie'swife
 
aggie'swife's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 634
Senior Member

Old 09-12-2021, 09:58 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Go to your local college geology department. Surely they have rocks that they can give you or at least loan out.

Also get your school to let you go to the NSTA convention or if your state has a local one.


aggie'swife is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Middle School/Jr High (6-8)
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:25 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net