|I Can Statements||Academic Vocabulary|
|* I can make observations about the characteristics of rocks.
* I can make observations about the characteristics of minerals.
* I can identify rocks as being composed of different combinations of minerals.
* I can classify rocks based on their composition.
|Cross Cutting Concepts|
Structure and Function
|Looking Back||Looking Ahead|
|* Observe and compare properties of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter. Look for evidence of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter as components of soil samples. (1.ESS.2)||* Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment. (4.ESS.3)
* Identify and investigate the properties of minerals. Identify and classify a variety of rocks based on physical characteristics from their origin, and explain how they are related using the rock cycle. (i.e. Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks). (7.ESS.1)