Grade Level: Third Grade | Content Area: Science | Duration of Unit: 3 weeks
Students will understand the formation and types of fossils. They will understand the differences and similarities between rocks and minerals. Students will describe how the three types of rocks are formed. Students will observe the basic attributes/properties of rocks and minerals. Students will explore the effects of weathering and erosion of soil and rocks overtime, and attributes/properties of soils. Students will complete observations using their senses and scientific tools of fossils, rocks, minerals, and soils.