Y3 Looking at and Comparing Rocks

Pupils look at a range of common rocks and predict which ones they think are the hardest. Pupils carry out the 'scratch' test to investigate which are the hardest rocks and whether or not their predictions were correct. Pupils have to then identify where hard and soft rocks are used to do a variety of jobs.


Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • NaG - pupils should use a hand lens or microscope to help them to identify and classify rocks according to whether they have grains or crystals
  • WS - pupils should ask relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them; make systematic and careful observations; gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions

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