Rocks and Soils
Info about the unit
THIS UNIT LINKS TO THE GEOGRAPHY UNIT ROCKS, RELICS AND RUMBLES
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Hands on exploration of rocks, fossils and soils.
Rock buffet-make sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks to eat!
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Collecting soil samples from around the school grounds.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
How are rocks used?- Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.
Fossils -Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
Soil testing - Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
Scientific Enquiry: Investigations
How do fossils form?
Plan an exploration of how fossils are made.
Record their observations.
What is sand?
Record observations-what happens when rocks break up.
Display results using appropriate graphing methods e.g., pie chart.
What is soil?
🏁 BIG FINISH
Making their own fossils and sand.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)