|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|
*Similarities and differences in patterns can be used to sort, classify, communicate and analyze simple rates of change for natural phenomena and designed products.
Structure and Function
Scale, Proportional, and Quantity
|Science and Engineering Process Standards|
|SEPS 1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems
SEPS 4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data
SEPS 8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
|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)