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Walt: Understand how rocks and soils are formed

Starter: Ask the children what rocks they remember from their prior lessons, extra points if they can remember which are man-made and which are natural!


Then move on to the power point which you will find below. Follow the slides and work through asking questions, addressing misconceptions as they arise. The children will need to compare rocks and comment on texture, type of rock from prior learning; then moving on to complete the rock cycle. 


Below you will find a bronze rock cycle sheet and activity sheet and a silver/gold rock cycle and activity sheet. Platinum-next step challenge: Pretend an alien has come to visit planet Earth and they have no understanding of a rock. How would you describe it? How would you explain its texture and properties? Could you explain how the rock has being made?