Rocks and Minerals: VOCABULARY
- Observe and compare sounds to develop discrimination ability.
Communicate with others using a drop code.
Learn that sound originate form a source that is vibrating and is detected at a receiver such as the human ear.
Understand the relationship between the pitch of a sound and the physical properties of the sound source (length of vibrating object, frequency of vibrations, and tension of vibrating string).
Compare methods to amplify sound at the source and at the receiver.
Observe how sound travels through solids, liquids, and air.
Use knowledge of sound to solve simple sound challenges.
Learn vocabulary associated with the physics of sound.
- Develop an interest in earth materials.
- Gain experiences with rocks and minerals.
- Understand the process of taking apart and putting together to find out about materials.
- Use measuring tools to gather data about rocks.
- Collect and organize data about rocks.
- Observe, describe, and record properties of minerals.
- Organize minerals on the basis of the property of hardness.
- Investigate the effect of vinegar (acid) on a specific mineral, calcite.
- Use evaporation to investigate rock composition.
- Learn that rocks are composed of minerals and that minerals cannot be physically separated into other materials.
- Compare their activities to the work of a geologist.
- Acquire vocabulary used in earth science.
- Exercise language and math skills in the context of science.
Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations: observing, communicating, comparing, and organizing.