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Science: Grade 6 Version: CPS06-07

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Unit Name: Unit 01: Geosphere

Essential Question

  • How are rocks and minerals different?
  • How can rocks transform from one type to another?
  • How does their process of formation classify rocks?

  • Topic 1

    Rock Composition

  • Compare/Contrast minerals and rocks
  • Describe the composition of rocks in terms of minerals
  • Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • mineral
    • rock
    • composition

    Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    S6E5.b

    Topic 2

    Rock Classification and Formation Processes

  • Describe the formation of each type of rock
  • Categorize rocks by the how they are formed
  • Identify how rocks form
  • Attribute the earth process to the formation of the types of rocks
  • Justify why fossils are only found in sedimentary rocks
  • Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • rock cycle
    • heat
    • pressure
    • weathering
    • erosion
    • deposition
    • compaction
    • cementation (lithification)
    • igneous
    • metamorphic
    • sedimentary
    • intrusive
    • extrusive
    • clastic
    • organic
    • chemical
    • foliated (banded)
    • nonfoliated (nonbanded)
    • fossils

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    S6E5.c
    S6E5.d
    S6E5.g

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