Sampling Rocks


  • Aug 15 2010 8:02 AM

    Robert Preston

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    MaryRose Lovgren

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The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is for students to learn about sampling through an investigation of rocks found in the schoolyard. In this lesson, students collect and analyze a sampling of rocks from the schoolyard. They sort the collected rocks by characteristics such as size, weight, and color, to see if any generalizations can be made about the types of rocks that can be found in the schoolyard.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 2

    Topics: Science, Mathematics, Earth's Resources, Earth & Space Science