Rocks and Soil
by Nicole Hogue
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Rocks and Soil
Using pumice rock, make a
Magic School Bus Inside the Earth by Joanna Cole
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty
Re-Create the story by having
children retell the story and
Create a newspaper with articles and
illustrations for the Rock Hound Gazette.
Have children use books to find information on
write poems about rocks.
Write a story about your own
adevnture through the earth.
Collect rocks and have them for pets. Have
children give the rock characteristics to the
rock and use the characteristics in their
Listen to the Magic School
Bus on tape.
Make a Important Rock Book by using rock
facts children have learned throughout the
You'll need a balanceing scale and soil.
Using a balancing scale, place small objects on one side of the
scale. Using a tablespoon measure, have students scoop up sand
and count how many spoonfuls are equal to the weight of a small
object. Record answers on chart paper. Repeat activity with soil
Use insect manipulatives to
solve math problems.
Graph rock types after children
have collected rocks from
Investigate rocks: look at videos on united streaming about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
Videos on United Streaming
Learn characteristics of rocks
(luster, texture, etc.)
Explore different types of soil;
sand, clay, loam.
Weathering Rocks using a hammer and
brown paper bag (teacher uses hammer
Discover mountains, valleys,
Pet Rock Experiement discovering a
rocks hardness, length, weight, acid,
Peanut Butter Pressure
Using 26 slices of dark colored bread, 26 slices of wheat bread, 26 slices white bread, 1 container of peanut butter. Remove crust from bread. This is to show the three layers of the earth (crust, mantle, core). Than you can manipulate bread to make valleys, mountains, and show how earthquakes occur.
Discuss what a dormant and active volcano is.
Using a globe, or blow up map of the U.S.,
chart where dormant and active volcanoes are.
The Grand Canyon: show pictures, discuss sedimentary
rock and count the layers of sedimentary rock in the
Grand Canyon. Talk about the Grand Canyon and it's
Research what we use rocks
for and why they are
Use chalk (limestone) to
create art outside!!
Rock Art (alot like marble art). Put rocks in
a box under paper, add paint, and roll the
Movement and Music
Soil hleps us every day, every day, every day,
Soil helps us every day,
To work, and rest, and play!
Soil has special needs, special needs, special needs.
Soil has special needs,
water, air, and food!