Watch Class Movie

teacher Prep

Lab sheet & activites

Class Movie

Watch Class Movie

Class Movie

Teacher Prep Movie

Lab Materials Needed

Blockey Koa Crate

from Kea STEMCrate

- 1 Springy Spring Scale per student

Student Lab Sheet

The California Gold Rush: Gold Rush Mineralogy

Student Edition


Teacher Edition


Earth's Systems 4-ESS2-2:

Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth's features

Prerequisite for Earth's Systems 4-ESS2-1:

Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion.

Pacing Guide: Recommended time to complete this unit - 2 weeks

 Instruction day 1 (pages ):  Explain the Phenomenon

 Instruction day 2 (page 209):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 3 (page 210):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 4 (page 211):  Read, write, and discuss

 Instruction day 5 (page 212):  Write and discuss

 Instruction day 6 (pages 213 - 214):  Hands on Activity: Prepare for Mineral Identifying (Lab Day 1)

 Instruction day 7 (page 215):  Hands on Activity: Mineral Identification! (Lab Day 2)

Pacing Guide Word Color Key:   

                   Green words- Hands-on Activity      Black words- Book reading      Blue words: Revisit the Phenomenon