Awesome lesson for exploring the concept of mining and natural resources. Students "buy" tools and cookies to mine out the chocolate chips. Math integration when determining value of your mined chips too!
For all my teaching friends: This experiment, which has a tremendous visual impact for its simplicity, it will demonstrate the relationship between rainfall, soil erosion, protect waterways and vegetation. COOL ! A very simple experiment that emphasizes the importance of the vegetation of the land.
This visual example of erosion would help students understand how human activities can affect the landscape. One bottle could represent an untouched forest, another could represent an area with houses built, and another bottle could show land cleared for farming. The students would be able to see how humans can negatively impact Earth's natural processes.
Salt is a fun mineral for teaching kids about geology. Many don't realize that table salt is truly a mineral. Click here to learn more about salt and how you can use salt in your geology & mineral lessons. http://www.minimegeology.com/blog/2013/04/04/salt-a-unique-mineral-and-great-teaching-tool/
Rocks and Soil Science Unit: Rockin' it in Kindergarten
This action packed unit on Rocks and Soil will keep your kiddos engaged for several weeks with Learning Stations for Rocks, Activities for Exploring Soil, a Soil Experiment, and 2 Non-Fiction Readers! $