Edible Rocks Standard Indicator Assignment #1 Science Standard 4.3.6 September 15 th , 2009 Kelly Clem
Science Standard 3 – The Physical Setting <ul><li>Indicator 4.3.6 - Recognize and describe that rock is composed of differ...
Definitions <ul><li>Edible - fit to be eaten as food </li></ul><ul><li>Observations - something that is learned in the cou...
Background Information <ul><li>Think about some common ingredients in making cookies or other baked goods. </li></ul><ul><...
What will we need? <ul><li>Paper plate </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic spoon </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Hand len...
Copy of Worksheet
Copy of Edible Rocks Recipe
Task 1:  Observe <ul><li>Put your edible rock on your paper plate. </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch your “rock” on your worksheet....
It’s all about the minerals! <ul><li>Rocks are made up of many different minerals.  Minerals are solid, naturally occurrin...
Task 2:  Determining Mass  <ul><li>Using your balance, figure out the mass of your edible rock. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, ta...
Last Task <ul><li>Is the mass of the rock in pieces the same or different from the mass of the rock as a whole? </li></ul>...
Summary <ul><li>All of the ingredients put together make up the edible cookies, just like combinations of minerals make up...
Questions <ul><li>Would the edible rocks have been the same had I substituted chili powder for flour and nuts for raisins?...
Resources <ul><li>www.dictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.asp...
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  1. 1. Edible Rocks Standard Indicator Assignment #1 Science Standard 4.3.6 September 15 th , 2009 Kelly Clem
  2. 2. Science Standard 3 – The Physical Setting <ul><li>Indicator 4.3.6 - Recognize and describe that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Activity: http://www.indianastandardsresources.org/files/sci/sci_4_3_rocks.pdf </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>Edible - fit to be eaten as food </li></ul><ul><li>Observations - something that is learned in the course of observing things </li></ul><ul><li>Texture - the visual and esp. tactile quality of a surface: rough texture. </li></ul><ul><li>Mass - A measure of the amount of matter contained in or constituting a physical body. </li></ul><ul><li>Composed - to make or form by combining things, parts, or elements </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions from www.dictionary.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background Information <ul><li>Think about some common ingredients in making cookies or other baked goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how to compare and contrast different items. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the questions, “What is a rock?”, “What makes up a rock?”, and “Are all rocks the same?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. What will we need? <ul><li>Paper plate </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic spoon </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Hand lens </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Edible cookies </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheet </li></ul>
  6. 6. Copy of Worksheet
  7. 7. Copy of Edible Rocks Recipe
  8. 8. Task 1: Observe <ul><li>Put your edible rock on your paper plate. </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch your “rock” on your worksheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your hand lens to view your “rock” up close. Then, sketch the version of the rock you see through your hand lens. </li></ul><ul><li>List some of the properties of your “rocks.” (Hints: What color, size, shape, and texture does it have) </li></ul>
  9. 9. It’s all about the minerals! <ul><li>Rocks are made up of many different minerals. Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances. </li></ul><ul><li>Observing different properties in rocks tells scientists about the minerals that make up the rocks. </li></ul><ul><li>Your edible rocks are made up of ingredients instead of minerals. Write down what ingredients you think are in the cookies. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Task 2: Determining Mass <ul><li>Using your balance, figure out the mass of your edible rock. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, take your spoon and carefully take apart your rock so we can study the ingredients inside. This is just like a scientist taking apart a rock to study the minerals inside! </li></ul><ul><li>Add any new ingredients you found to your original ingredient list. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think the mass of the rock would be now that it is in pieces? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Last Task <ul><li>Is the mass of the rock in pieces the same or different from the mass of the rock as a whole? </li></ul><ul><li>Find the masses of each of the individual sections of the cookie. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>All of the ingredients put together make up the edible cookies, just like combinations of minerals make up rocks in nature. </li></ul><ul><li>The mass of a whole object is equal to the sum of the masses of its parts. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions <ul><li>Would the edible rocks have been the same had I substituted chili powder for flour and nuts for raisins? </li></ul><ul><li>How do combinations of minerals make rocks look different from one another? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was the mass of your rock as a whole the same or different from the mass of your rock in parts? </li></ul><ul><li>Extension question: Where else have you heard of minerals? Have you heard of minerals in foods? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>www.dictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.indianastandardsresources.org/files/sci/sci_4_3_rocks.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>References on composition of rocks </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/10d.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Geophys/mincomp.html </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/identification.html </li></ul><ul><li>Rocks and Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/97/27/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/rocks/links.html </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals in Food </li></ul><ul><li>http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/minerals.html </li></ul>

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