Geology and Rocks

Our Geology and Rocks Lesson Plan teaches students about the geology, including what it is and what a geologist does. Students learn about the three types of rocks and compare and contrast them based on the characteristics described in this lesson.

Our Geology and Rocks Lesson Plan engages students in the world of geology and describes the role of a geologist. During this lesson, students are asked to examine various rocks to sketch and record their observations, utilizing the knowledge gained from this lesson in a fun and interactive way. Students are also asked to complete a crossword puzzle using the vocabulary from this lesson, demonstrating their understanding.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define geology and describe the role of a geologist. The students will also be able to identify the three types of rocks, and list characteristics for each.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.9

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    Tracy P.
    US US
    Geology and Rocks is great for Distance Learning!

    I was looking for paper-based science instruction for 5th grade students. This was perfect for our quarantine time.


    My kids loved learning about rocks. I can't keep them out of the house! lol

    Sara H.
    CA CA
    Great resource

    Easy to use, easy to understand

    Mindy C.
    Loved it!

    The lesson plan I downloaded was great! Easy to use, adaptable for my needs, and included a hands-on activity and worksheets. I will definitely use the site again!