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Science Unit 3d - Rocks and Soils.

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

                               A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 3d: Rocks and Soils.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for Unit 3d

(2 pages)

Vocabulary to be used throughout the unit

Draw a picture and write a definition of the given words used in this unit

Rocks

( 10  slides)

To know that rocks are used for a variety of purposes

To know that rocks are chosen for particular purposes because of their characteristics

PowerPoint show to give names of rocks and their uses.

Uses of rocks

(1 page)

To know that rocks are used for a variety of purposes

Explain what you could use the given rocks for / which rock you would make given items from.

Properties of rocks

 (1 page)

To learn that rocks can be grouped according to observable characteristics

Use the descriptions and pictures (or real rocks) to record given properties in the boxes

About rocks

(1 page)

To learn that rocks can be grouped according to observable characteristics

Read the information and answer the questions

Facts about rocks

(3 pages)

To observe and compare rocks

Observe and record facts about the given rocks using words from lists and adding own.

Signs of erosion

 (1 page)

To observe and compare rocks

Look around the school building or local area to see if you can see any problems caused by erosion

Properties of rocks test

(1 page)

To learn that differences between rocks can be identified by testing

Testing, predicting, recording, concluding about the properties of rocks

Testing rocks

(1 page)

To learn that differences between rocks can be identified by testing

Test the rocks using the given criteria to find which would be best for a tile on a roof

What is soil?

 (1 page)

To learn that there are different kinds of soil depending on the rock from which they come

Information about soils and write sentences about the different types of soil

Comparing rocks

 (1 page)

To observe differences and make comparisons

Collect some rocks and do the given experiments on them to test for hardness

Soil images

(1 page)

To observe differences and make comparisons

Look at the different pictures and make comparisons

Soil layers done

(2 pages)

To observe differences and make comparisons

Read about the layers of soil. Label the diagram and answer the questions

Soil

 (1 page)

To find that particles of different sizes can be separated by sieving

Describe the different types of soil. Use a sieve to find out what each type of soil is made of.

What does soil consist of?

 (1 page)

To plan a fair test

 

Do a test as instructed on the sheet then plan more with different soils how do you ensure the test is a fair test?

Revision rocks

(6 pages)

To revise information learnt about rocks

24 questions to cut out as cards or use to fill in pupil sheet. Answer sheet included

Rock and soil loop cards

(10 pages)

To revise information learnt about rocks and soil

Loop cards to be cut out and laminated for durability. Answers given on last page.

Rocks and soil questions and answers

(10 pages)

To revise information learnt about rocks and soil

Can be used a introduction or cut out and used individually

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