6 week unit
1. Students should be
familiar with the states of matter.
2. Students should recognize that elements make up all substances.
3. Students should recognize that minerals can grow, meaning they get
4. Students should describe different minerals by color.
5. Students should recognize that volcanic lava will become volcanic
6. Students should recognize that sand will become a rock.
7. Students should distinguish extinct and living animals.
8. Students should distinguish prehistoric mammals from dinosaurs.
PRE: Distinguishing the four types of matter.
LAB: Classifying heavy and light rocks.
POST: Exploring elements.
PRE: Discovering how minerals grow.
LAB: Distinguishing different colors of minerals.
POST: Exploring the various colors of quartz.
PRE: Exploring rocks derived from volcanoes.
LAB: Discovering two different types of igneous rocks.
POST: Exploring myths about rocks.
PRE: Exploring rocks created in or near water.
LAB: Discovering that sand can form different types of rocks.
POST: Observing and describing sand.
PRE: Defining "dinosaur."
LAB: Classifying extinct and living animals.
POST: Contrasting dinosaurs, prehistoric and living animals.
PRE: Comparing extinct and living animals.
LAB: Distinguishing dinosaurs that eat meat.
POST: Dramatizing life during the age of dinosaurs.
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