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Y3 Natural and Artificial Rocks in the Local Environment

Pupils learn that rocks can be used for many purposes and that some of these rocks are naturally-occurring and some are artificial. Pupils identify what purpose a number of rocks are being used for and identify whether these rocks are natural or artificial (a cut, sort, match and paste activity).


Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • NaG - pupils should explore different kinds of rocks and soils, including those in the local environment; observe rocks, including those used in buildings and gravestones
  • WS - pupils should use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings

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