Rocks, Rocks, and more Rocks…..

3rd Grade identifying  gemstones/rocks 

They began by identifying gemstones and labeling them as a group.  Afterward, each student received 4 rocks that they were to try to identify on their own.  We talked about the characteristics and hardness of their various rocks.  The students were amazed with the size and shapes of their rocks and even more shocked when I asked them to test for hardness by biting into them.  When they realized the rocks were chocolate, the room burst out in laughter!!!

What types of rocks?

What types of rocks?

Classifications of rocks

Classifications of rocks

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