Be a rock detective

Topics:

Working scientifically, Rocks, Human and physical geography

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Use these resources to lead students through a real-world challenge where they learn about rock types, explore their properties, and discover careers related to rocks. The presentations can be used to give students the required level of knowledge needed and walk them through the challenge.

Students can design their experiment using the planning sheet. For more support, the worksheets scaffold students to design their investigations. Finally, use the self-check sheet for reflection on learning and skills building.

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