Grade: 3 - Earth and Space Science 3

3.ESS.3
Observe the detailed characteristics of rocks and minerals. Identify and classify rocks as being composed of different combinations of minerals.

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.

Rock
Mineral
Composition

Cross Cutting Concepts
Patterns
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)