Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Earth Materials and Natural Resources

One of my FAVORITE parts of the day is Science time! My sweet scientists just finished up Unit 4: Earth Materials and Natural Resources. We did lots of experimenting these past couple of weeks. We began the unit with rocks. I read books on rocks and we talked about properties of rocks. My students get really excited to work on their interactive journals, so we went to work right away.

My students did a little hands on with observing some rocks. They each had a rock to observe and recorded their findings into the journals. 

They used their rock's properties to make a cute craftivity, Rock Monsters. Each monster was unique. 

 We compared salt water and fresh water and did a mini experiment.

We talked about Natural Resources and Man-made Resources. I played this power-point for them so they could have a clearer understanding of the two. We did an anchor chart together as a class, did a picture sort and went on a nature walk to list some natural resources and man-made resources that they saw.

Do you love science as much as I do??


  1. You do some wonderful work in science. Well done.

    1. Thank you :) It's a lot of work, but well worth it for the kiddos.

  2. I love your interactive science notebook ideas. I found them a little late into the year but will you be doing more of these? Can't wait to see them and purchase them.

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