Students must unscramble 10 Sedimentary Rock Names (which can be found in the NYS Earth Science Reference Tables - free online) to answer the final puzzle listing the types of sedimentary rocks (clastic, bioclastic and crystalline).
Every New York State Earth Science Class uses the 16-page document known as the Earth Science Reference Tables (ESRT). This activity can be used as an introduction to the ESRT or even a review. I have used this in my Earth Science class during the first week of school to have students get familiarized with the ESRT and also get a preview of the topics that we will learn about during the school year. The worksheet included 20 questions that can be answered using the ESRT.
This worksheet goes along with Bill Nye the Science Guy's Erosion Video Students draw and describe observations of the different agents of erosion that Bill Nye demonstrates.This includes a 2 page printable worksheet and a teacher page with video links and suggestions. NYC Earth Science
Materials Needed for the lab: Various Sedimentary Rock samples, Earth Science Reference Table (free on internet)Suggested Materials: magnifying glasses, dilute Hcl for acid test on limestonesPre-Lab: Students read a passage and sketch the process of sedimentary rock formationDuring Lab: Students make observations of various Sedimentary Rock Samples and must:1.
Metamorphic Edible Rock Recipe and Free Notebooking Pages
(Vocab) The Science Penguin: Science Vocabulary Strategy: Acrostic - uses the letters in the word to remember the word. This helps students with the meaning/examples while helping their spelling of vocabulary!
Students research 1 of the 21 minerals given in the New York State Earth Science Reference Tables.On one side of the assignment has a do now activity reviewing the definitions of mineral properties and the directions for how to complete their mineral profile.
Lab #8 Igneous Rock Identification
Materials Needed: Various Igneous Rock samples, Earth Science Reference Table (free on internet)Suggested Materials: magnifying glasses, rulers for measuring crystal sizePre-Lab: Students read a passage then complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks.During-Lab: Students follow a series of questions to make observations of various igneous rock samples.