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Rockin' and Rollin'

Kathy Lewis
Bay District Schools


Students create a product (song, skit, poem, etc.) that describes the three major types of rocks and how they are formed. They present their products during a class -rock concert.-


The student understands the action of the ground water to form aquifers, caverns, and sinkholes.


-Rock Concert notices
-Rock samples, if available
-Student planning sheets
-Copies of examples of poems, songs
-Samples of different types of music
-CD or tape player
-Construction paper
-Poster board
-Resource books on rocks
-Entertainment magazines


1. Duplicate copies of planning sheets and rubric.
2. Duplicate copies of class -Rock Concert- notices.


This lesson should occur after the students have been introduced to the three major types of rocks and how they are formed.
1. Introduce the activity by putting up notices about a Rock Concert to be held in your classroom. You might want to dress up like a -rocker- or bring props such as musical instruments, CD's, music, etc.

2. Explain to students that they are to design a product to present to the class that is entertaining and includes information that identifies the three major rock groups and explains how they are formed.

3. Review the three major rock groups and how they are formed.

4. Brainstorm products that can be designed. Some examples may be: skits, games, t.v. shows, songs, poems, games, plays, dance, or rap

5. Depending upon your preference, assign or let students move into cooperative groups of three. Pass out the planning guide and assessment rubric. Discuss expectations for product and cooperative groups.

6. Students brainstorm for several minutes and decide on a product to present.

7. Students fill out the planning sheet. When they are finished have all the students in the group raise their hands to signal to you that they are ready for feedback and teacher approval.

8. Upon approval, students begin to design the product. It will usually take a couple of days.

9. Monitor and assist students as needed. Students could also do peer reviews.

10. On the day of the concert be sure to have a video camera ready. The presentation of the -concert- will be a memorable experience. The video could also serve as an example for future reference.


An attached rubric will be used to formatively assess information mastery of the product that is presented by the group.Students should identify and explain how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorhpic rock are formed. They will also be assesed daily on the cooperative skills of -staying on task-, -staying with the group-, -everyone partipates-, and -uses classroom voices-.

NOTE: Students should be assessed individually at a later time.
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