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Geology Unit Study

Our Geology Unit Study will gIve your students an earthshaking study of our planet's crust and core. Kids in 3rd through 8th grade enjoy this multi-level, hands-on approach to Earth science.

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FREE student MatchCards at the bottom of this page.

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Geology Objectives

Here are the objectives for your Geology unit study. 1. Compare rocks and minerals.
2. Describe the location and consistency of the earth's layers.
3. Explain the effect of weathering on the earth's surface.
4. Identify the three main groups of rocks and tell how they are formed.
5. Apply Mohs' test to identify the hardness of minerals.
6. Describe other tests for analyzing minerals.
7. Explain the formation of different types of mountains.
8. Identify the parts of a volcano.
9. Evaluate the impact of waves in an earthquake.

Geology MatchCards

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The Matchcards are great for teaching and reinforcing the objectives. There is one MatchCard for each of the objectives listed above.

The MatchCard Unit Study gives you:

  • A simple diagram of the concept
  • Information pieces to place on the student card as a game
  • Instructor's card with all the answers, suggested activities for teaching
  • A system for built in review

Every week you will use the corresponding MatchCard to teach the objective. In addition, the students review 5 previously learned MatchCards two or three times per week. This game-like activity is a favorite activity of many students. The Instructor's Guide gives you more ideas on organizing and using the MatchCards.

Science Projects

Each weekly objective comes with several columns of suggested and fun activities. Build a mountain range, check the hardness of rocks, watch what happens to your block city when an earthquake hits.

In addition to the weekly activities, the students complete one six week project. Here are some ideas:
  • Make a landform map showing the geology of your area.
  • Collect and label 15 minerals using a field guide.
  • Keep a notebook of the investigations done during your weekly lessons.
  • Make a map of seismic activity around the globe this year.

Get the MatchCard Geology Unit Study

The Geology Unit Study is available in three forms:
  • Free Unit Study (student materials only)
  • Purchase the download (Instructor's Guide, Student MatchCards, Answer Key, Learning Activities)
  • Purchase the soft cover book (same as above, but mailed to your home

Downloadable Unit Study: $8.99

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Buy the Book: $8.99

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Student MatchCards: Free

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