Rocks, Minerals and Soils:

types of earth materials in their area,

Look at the soil in our garden:

What is in that soil? Ask students for ideas? What is dirt? Broken down rock, organic matter, bacteria, fungus etc.

Set up compost to show how it works and how the stuff breaks down and looks like dirt.

Break down leaf using fresh soil and baked soil.

Can we see them? Use microscopes.

The rock cycle:

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Show images of volcanos as the start of rocks - igneous rocks

Weathering of rocks by water, wind, plants - show images from google

Forms smaller particles and dirt.