Version 4: the UbD Template
|Stage 1 Desired Results|
|ESTABLISHED GOALS/ STANDARDS
What will they be able to explain or know after the unit
RM 4.1 Investigate physical properties of rocks and minerals, including those found in the local environment. [CP, SI]
Students will be able to identify igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
Students will be able to describe the physical characteristics of the listed rocks.
Students will know the properties of potash and how it is used in our province.
|Students will be able to independently use their learning in new situations to..
– Students will be able to use the scientific method to observe the physical properties of rocks and minerals.
– Students will be able to properly identify 3 types of rocks and minerals.
– Students will understand the process in which a rock and or mineral is formed.
|UNDERSTANDINGS Students will understand that…
Rocks and minerals are created in uniquely different environments.
|ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: Students will explore & address these recurring questions:
What rocks and minerals are found in Saskatchewan?
What are the properties of rocks?
What are the properties of minerals?
How are rocks formed?
|Students will know…
-students will know the physical properties of a metamorphic rock.
-students will know how a metamorphic rock is formed.
-students will know the physical properties of a igneous rock.
-students will know how a igneous rock is formed.
-students will know the physical properties of a igneous rock.
–students will know the difference between a rock and a mineral
-students will know the properties of potash
-students will know the process in which potash is created
-students will know how to demonstrate respect for the land in which the rocks and minerals are found.
-students will know how the classification process works in regards to rocks and minerals
-students will know about moh’s scale of mineral of harness
-students will understand the process of erosion
|Students will be skilled at…
– students will be skilled at using the scientific process.
– Students will be skilled at posing questions about the properties of rocks and minerals
– Students will be skilled at documenting the location of rocks and minerals
– Students will be skilled at documenting the characteristics of rocks and minerals.
– Students will be skilled at processing and testing the hardness of the rocks
– Students will be skilled at using the appropriate tools when experimenting
– Students will be skilled at comparing and contrasting their findings.
– Students will be able to skillfully use a research method
– Students will be skilled at observing physical characteristics
– Students will be skilled at using moh’s scale of mineral of hardness
|Stage 2 – Evidence|
|Alignment Coding||Evaluative Criteria||Assessment Evidence|
– Students will demonstrate an understanding of the information learned in a cumulative end of unit exam.
– Students will demonstrate an understanding by creating an inquiry project about a topic related to rocks and minerals.
-Students will demonstrate understanding through scientific science journals that will be kept throughout the unit. The Lab Journals will demonstrate an understanding of observation of the physical characteristics found in rocks and minerals.
-Students will demonstrate an understanding of learning through 3 small quizzes that are designed to test their knowledge about the 3 main kinds of rocks. Each quiz will be about one type of rock.
-Students will display knowledge of understanding through interactive hand outs, that will be comprehension based.
-Students will demonstrate an understanding of knowledge by preparing questions to ask our experts (geologist, elder, potash miner)
-Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic ideas by applying theory in a public speaking setting. By presenting a short presentation to the class.
|Stage 3 – Learning Plan|
|Coding||Summary of Key Learning Events and Instruction (including pre- and formative assessments)|
|The first 5 lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction lesson
Introduce the idea of rocks with a fun interactive video that introduces igneous, metamorphic rock and sedimentary rock. Following the video pass out the rock sampling kits and a handout that gives the physical properties of the rocks. In small groups have the students attempt to identify the 3 main kinds of rocks using the sample and sheet.
Lesson 2: Building on the basics
Hand out science journals that will be used throughout the unit to document. Explain how a scientific journal is used with many visual examples. Practice an example of how to make a scientific journal entry
Lesson 3 What Rocks?
Focus on learning the physical properties of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Use a comprehension and fill in the blank worksheet to learn properties. Watch video explaining the properties.
Lesson 4 Scientific Method
Introduce the scientific method. Break the method down into parts, practice examples of each step through examples.
Lesson 5 How is a rock made?
Divulge into how a rock is formed and how the process differs from rock to rock. Investigate the properties of a rock. Like lust, etc.
-I will be incorporating a number of hands on experiences. The experiences will include a number of experiments. Throughout the unit the students will participate in their own “Rock dig”, create their own crystals, erosion experiment and create their own presentation that they will share with the class.
-The class will also be participating in an experience field trip to the Bellplaine Potash mine. The experience will allow them to see first hand how potash is mined and learn more about how potash is used in Saskatchewan.
-The students will participate a number of “call an expert” experiences in which we will as a class skype/facetime the following;
-A potash miner
During our call an expert time the students will ask questions that they have pre-prepared.
Students will also participate in an inquiry project, the goal will be to research a question related to rocks and minerals that is not a question that can be goggled.
Students will work through a workbook that is filled with information that will be used on the quizzes and on the end of the unit quiz.
For further information, see Module Bin the UbD Guide to Creating High-Quality Units
Name _____________________ Date: ________________________
Rocks and Minerals Quiz
- Match the following terms with the correct word by drawing a line to the right answer.
- a) Rocks a layered rock that forms at the bottom of lakes and rivers, may contain skeletons of dead marine animals
- b) Igneous Rocks changed from their original form into something very different because of heat and pressure
- c) Sedimentary Rocks formed when molten rock pushes through the Earth’s crust
- d) Metamorphic Rocks made up of the same substance and was never alive
- e) Minerals made of bits of minerals that have been pressed together
- Tell if each statement is true or false by writing “T” or “F” in the spaces given. (8 Marks)
Sedimentaryrock may contains fossils ______
The word metamorphicmeans to have changed ______
Allthe rocks on Earth do not have minerals ______
An example of a sedimentary rock is sandstone ______
Coal is a gem ______
Mineralsare man-made ______
Talc is the softest mineral ______
Diamond is notthe hardest mineral ______
- Multiple choice questions. Please circle the right answer. (6 marks)
What do all rocks have in common?
- They are the same size
- They are the same color
- They are made up of minerals
- They have the same shape
- One single crystal
- Always rare and expensive
- Found in the mountains
- Red in color
A Rock’s composition is
- Like a pure chocolate bar
- Like a fruit roll up
- Like a marshmallow
- Like a granola bar
There are _____________ types of rock
- Too many to count
Word to describe igneousrock are…
- Dry, wet and soft
- Magma, lava, cooled
- Wind, water, erosion
- Heat, pressure, change
- Found in sedimentary rock
- Plant and animals from millions of years ago
- Special to find
- All of the above
- List 5 different ways of classifying rocks (5 marks)
- _____________________________ 4. _______________________________
- _____________________________ 5. _______________________________
- List ways that people use rocks. (2 marks)
- Name two things that cause erosion. (2 marks)
- Complete the sentences. Draw a line to the best answer. (6 marks)
Melted rocks, often found around volcanoes are metals.
Aluminum, steel and copper are melted to make glass.
Sand and limestone is called magma.
Sand is once alive.
Fossils were the smallest rock.
Water and wind is made up of rocks and soil.
The Earth’s crust can change rocks over time