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Minerals, Rocks, and Soil
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Minerals, Rocks, and Soil

Earth is made up various living and nonliving materials. Elements form minerals, and minerals form rocks. Different rock types - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic - transform at various points in the rock cycle. Through the processes of weathering and erosion, rocks change, break, and move. Minerals mix with organic material, forming the soil on which plants and animals rely. People use Earth resources by mining, drilling, and refining raw materials, and have become dependent on them for many purposes.

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Supporting Materials

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Additional Reading
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Vocabulary

Science Videos

Deep-Ocean Volcanoes
Greenland's Grand Canyon (no audio)
MLK Fountain (no audio)

Career Files

Mineralogist; Miner; Soil Scientist

Quick Reads

Nonliving Resources
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Nonliving Resources
mid
Nonliving Resources
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New
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Splendid Soil
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Reading A-Z Books

Gems: Treasures from the Earth - Level S

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

Describe and Compare Rocks
Periodic Table of the Elements

Game Packs

Complete Minerals, Rocks, and Soil Game Pack
Image Cards
Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Minerals, Rocks, and Soil

Word Work

Word Search; Fill in the Blank; Unscramble

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