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Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

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Science: Rocks and Minerals

A to Z Kids Stuff: Rocks - http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/rocks.html Ideas for integrating

BBC Rocks and Soils - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml Interactive learning site for kids

Canada Rockhound - http://www.canadianrockhound.com/ rocks, gemstones, fossils, minerals, geology

Discovering the Secrets of Rocks and Minerals - http://www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us/CurriculumAwards/Discovering_Secret_of_Rock.html Barbara Edwards shares her 3 week unit for gr. 3

Down Under: Digging Up Rocks, Minerals and Soil - http://baucomes.wcpss.net/rocks/rocksandsoil.html Graded resources

Enchanted Learning: Geology, Rocks, Minerals - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geology/ Only a few items to choose from, but they’ll save you time

Illinois State Museum Geology Online: Rocks and Minerals - http://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/tools/lessons/0.4/lesson.html Ideas for kindergarten
http://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/tools/lessons/2.1/lesson.html  Grade 2

Kids Konnect: Rocks and Minerals - http://kidskonnect.com/RocksMinerals/RocksMineralsHome.html Long list of links!

Marvelous Minerals - http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/crc/webquest/minerals.html  
Webquest for gr. 3

Mineral Matters - http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/minerals/index.html From San Diego Natural History Museum

Mrs. Jackson’s Rocks and Minerals Links - http://myschoolonline.com/page/0,1871,48624-196200-51-104461,00.html

Perpetual Preschool: Rocks - http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/rocks/rocks.htm Several ideas for integrating

Preschool Rocks Theme - http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/rocks/index.htm Practical ideas for integrating

Rock Hounds - http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/index2.html Interactive site

Rocks and Dirt - http://www.pammshouse.com/themeapr4.html Preschool ideas

Rocks and Minerals - http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/departments/technology/integration/k-5units/rocksandminerals/ Again, set up for gr. 4-5, but simply designed so good for younger grades to use for research

Rocks and Minerals - http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/search?phrase=Rocks+and+Minerals Lesson plans listed

Rocks and Minerals - http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/rocks/links.html Jackie Miers, from South Australia has collected links on this topic and divided them into several categories: Different Types of  Rocks, Rock Cycle, Identifying Rocks and Minerals, Rock Samples and Collections, Scavenger Hunts, Experiments, Quizzes and Games, and Units of Work and Lesson Ideas

Carol's Favorite - 2006

Rocks and Minerals for Kids - http://www.kathimitchell.com/rock.html Kathi Mitchell has collected great links

Rocks and Minerals Unit - http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/rocks.htm Links

Rocks and Minerals Webquest - http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/webrocksmide.html

Rocks Minerals and Mining Theme Page - http://www.cln.org/themes/rocks_minerals.html Databases, lesson plans, photos

Rocks Themes - http://www.in2edu.com/edulinks/themes_integrated%20units_science%20themes_thematic%20units_rocks%20themes_thematic%20units.htm Links to different units

Sask Ed Science: Fossils and Rocks - http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemsci/gr4ucesc.html  Designed for gr. 4, but excellent organizational and planning ideas that can be adapted.

Science Rocks! http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/ocean/rocks.html List of ideas and resources

Teach the Children Well: Science - http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/science.html#rock Select Rocks and Minerals from the table to go to these links

Thematic Units: Rocks and Minerals -
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/rocks.htm Integrating ideas for K-2 Links

This Planet Really Rocks - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml Thinkquest

Understanding the Difference Between Rocks and Minerals - http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/h/l/hlq100/MiniUnit.htm Especially designed for gr. 2

List Serve Mailing - February 4, 2006