The Solid Earth
This unit is mainly taught using our
text. See our curriculum sheets for additional information.
What is the Earth's surface like?
How do the Earth's features change over
What effects has technology had on the
Earth's surface and resources?
How do materials cycle through an ecosystem
and get reused in the environment?
How do humans and the environment interact?
Describe and identify surface features using
Explain how rocks and minerals are formed.
Explain how rocks and fossils are used to
determine the age and geological history of the earth.
Explain how rocks are broken down, how is
soil formed and how surface features change.
Plan for Rock Hounds
Intelligences: Rocks and Minerals
"Approaches to teaching rocks and minerals through multiple intelligences
World Around Us: Rocks
Exhibits include Moving Rocks (Eruptions and Hot Rocks are coming soon.)
for Kids Offers information about fossils, rocks and minerals
including rock collecting.
of the World Interactive student-created web site that investigates
sands of the world.