4. The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed them. As a basis for understanding this concept:
a. Students know how to differentiate among igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks by referring to their properties and methods of formation (the rock cycle).
This tutorial is for 4th Graders.
There are 3 types of rocks. They are sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. These three types of rocks are formed in different ways.
This is a video on how Igneous Rocks are formed.
Source: Igneous Rocks video fro kids by makemegenious.com. (2012, April 14). Retrieved May 5, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnoHDRPJjkw
This video discusses how Sedimentary Rocks are formed.
Source: Sedimentary Rocks Video for kids by makemegenius.com. (2012, April 14). Retrieved May 5, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NygkD8uATng
This video discusses how Metamorphic Rocks are formed.
Source: Metamorphic Rocks video for kids by makemegenius.com (2012, April 14). Retrieved May 5, 2015 fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MSK3n5uNvg
This link will take you to the Annenberg Learner website. This website will provide you with a review of the Rock Cycle as well as the differences between the three types of rocks. Explore the Rock Cycle diagram on the link for an extra review.
Source: The Rock Cycle Diagram. (n.d.). Retrieved May 5, 2015, from https://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram.html
Now that you are done reviewing the three types of rocks, for homework I want you to look around your house or neighborhood and bring a rock to school. Make sure that the rock you pick is either a sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous rock. Be prepared to tell the class how the type of rock was made and why you think it's one of the three types of rocks.