Earth science is one of my favorite subjects to teach. Although this subject might appear to be a real snoozer, there are ways to make it fun.
Using rocks, sand, a container, and $1 paint brushes, host a rock dig. I used ceramic molding compound that I found at a local craft store to create the "fossils". The fossil templates were $3.00 molds for fossil shaped sandcastles. For less than $7.00, I had an archaeological dig site that the students LOVE.
Students love interactive notebooks. Not only are they engaging, students enjoy creating them.
Encourage students to learn about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks independently. Access The Writing Prompts Here