Fact or myth

Hard Life of a Rock Fact or Myth?

Is that weird tidbit you heard science fact or science false? As part of scientific literacy, we want kids to think critically about what they hear and be able to tell research whether it is the real deal or a pile of myths.

Is it a fact or myth?

Pick one of these statements about rocks to investigate and declare it FACT or MYTH!

  • We use rocks every day to live and survive
  • Rocks and minerals are the same thing

Parents/Teachers

  • Print the Fact or Myth sheet
  • Present the statement
  • ONLY use the provided resources and helps if the kids are really stuck
  • Discuss with the kids what they’ve found!

Kids

  • Fill in the “prediction” portion of the Fact or Myth sheet first
  • Investigate the statement
  • List your sources and fill in the “reality” portion of the Fact or Myth sheet

Fact or Myth ANSWERS

The kids need to have the skills to research the truth behind these statements but we’ve put together a little cheat sheet for you parents 😉 You can use the resources below to nudge the kids in the right direction if they need it.

These are all online resources but we also suggest you hit your local library to find books on the same subject and search for answers there too.

We use rocks every day to live and survive – FACT

Rocks and minerals are the same thing – MYTH

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