Rocks & Minerals
There are many types of rocks on our planet Earth. They come in different colors, shapes, formations and texture. What are their name? How are they formed? What uses are there for them? Where can they be found and how do we get them? In this project you will learn all about these cool rocks and become an expert on them.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) Department has recruited you to help develop a Google Slides Presentation to teach school children in the first grade about your assigned rock. Here's a sample presentation.
You are assigned a rock to research. You will research the following topics about your specific rock:
Your task are to create a Google Slides presentation for your rock to show what you have learned about your specific rock. Your Google Slides Presentation must include:
Slide 1 -Title, Your name, Teacher's name, Due Date
Slide 2 -Introduction, name, and description
Slide 3 -How your rock is formed
Slide 4 -Where can your rock be found?
Slide 5 -How is your rock mined?
Slide 6 -What are some usages of your rock?
Slide 7 -Interesting facts about your rock
Slide 8 -Citation of Sources
You may share your research with another student who has been assigned the same rock.
List of rocks/minerals for research:
(you will given a chance to select one)
A Brief Introduction to Minerals
How Gold Mining Works
4-ESS1-1 -Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2 -Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7 -Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.9 -Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.