Unit 4: Understanding Earth and Space Systems - Rocks and Minerals

The study of rocks and minerals introduces students to the science of geology. By examining different types of rocks and minerals found in the earth’s crust, students will learn that the unique characteristics and properties of rocks and minerals are a result of how they were formed. Such properties determine possible uses. It is important that students become aware of how human uses of rocks and minerals not only alter the landscape but also affect the environment in various other ways.

Online Unit: Rocks and Minerals

ROCKS and Minerals Scavenger Hunt