Integrating Science and Literacy: Rocks and Minerals
1. NSDL Brown Bag Series Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears: Integrating Science & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom January 22, 2009 6:30pm - 7:45 pm Eastern Brought to you by the National Science Digital Library Resource Center in partnership with Ohio State University and Stafford County Public Schools For audio, dial our free conference number: 866.740.1260 Code: 4972943
2. NSDL Brown Bag Series Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears: Integrating Science & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom January 22, 2009 Today’s moderator: Robert Payo NSDL Education & Outreach Specialist Welcome! Today’s session will be recorded Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
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4. Today’s NSDL Expert Jessica Fries-Gaither, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Project Director and Elementary Resource Specialist, Ohio State University http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org For audio: dial conference number 866.740.1260 Code: 4972943
8. Classification A research-based strategy for helping students identify similarities and differences. “ Classifying involves organizing elements into groups based on their similarities. One of the critical elements of classifying is identifying the rules that govern class or category membership.” - Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock. 2001. Classroom Instruction that Works . Teaching rocks and minerals naturally provides opportunities for teacher and student-directed classification activities.
10. Sampling, Observing, and Describing Rock Hunters http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=365 Students collect rocks, make a variety of observations (color, size, texture, weight), and measure using nonstandard units (paper clip chains). Using Children's Natural Curiosity to Lead to Descriptive Writing http://readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=52 Students make a class book. Each student draws a rock on the back of a sheet of paper. On the front, they write three clues that describe the rock.
11. Minerals Minerals – the Building Blocks of Rocks http://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/tools/lessons/0.3/lesson.html Using cookies as rocks, this lesson demonstrates how minerals serve as the building blocks of rocks . Exploring Minerals http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/07_4_RocksandMinerals.pdf Students investigate the hardness and luster of various minerals.
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13. Types of Rocks Rock Hounds with Rocky http://www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/index2.html A web-based, interactive site for students to learn about sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Find more books at:
14. Modeling sedimentary and igneous rock Making Sedimentary Rocks http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/teacher_resources/teach_makerock.html Students make a model of sedimentary rock layers to understand how rocks form layers and represent ancient environments. Igneous Rocks http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3688 Study Your Rocks and Eat Them Too! Model the formation of extrusive and intrusive igneous rocks by cooking pancakes on low and high heat. Students can link the air holes formed to pumice and basalt.
15. Modeling metamorphic rocks: Sandstone Shale Slate See “Changing Rocks” in : http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/07_4_RocksandMinerals.pdf
16. The Rock Cycle Students can create a flip book to illustrate the various processes of the rock cycle. Learn more about the rock cycle:
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18. Share your thoughts What do you find most challenging when teaching rocks and minerals to your students? How have you found success in teaching it effectively? Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
19. Antarctic Rock Box United States Polar Rock Repository http://bprc.osu.edu/education/rr/rock_box/
20. Share your thoughts Share with the group how you integrate science and literacy. How do you get your students excited to read about science? Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
24. Interested in learning more? Beyond Penguins Web Seminar Series: Arctic and Antarctic Birds April 21, 2009 6:30pm - 8:00pm August 2008, Issue 5 http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Blog http://expertvoices.nsdl.org Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcasts January 2009, Issue 10
26. National Science Digital Library Resource Center Kaye Howe, Executive Director Susan Van Gundy, Deputy Director NSDL Brown Bag Moderators: Eileen McIlvain, Communications Manager Robert Payo, Education and Outreach Specialist
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