Hard Life of a Rock – Full Unit


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There is a lot more to rocks than it appears.  They change and grow through the rock cycle.  They have layers, crystals, and properties that give them subtle differences.

Learn about all of them here!!


Concepts & vocabulary
rock properties, rock cycle, igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, magma, luster, Moh’s hardness, streak, rock identification


Take it Outside
Most of our games and lesson to be done outside but this unit CAN BE DONE IN THE CLASSROOM. But we suggest you take it outside if you can. It can easily be done in the schoolyard or the backyard.


This Unit Contains

-full Meet the Rocks rock cycle lesson (buy it separately here)

-full Rockin’ Around rock properties lesson (buy it separately here)

-rock identification key for 18 common rocks (buy it separately here)

-Rock of Our Lives: 3 activities that highlight how we use rocks every day

-Make it with Rocks: an art and engineering challenge featuring rocks!



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