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Rock Stories
photo of a rock with grains smaller than a penny, and a rock with grains larger than a quarter Wish you could take more class field trips? You can! Your own schoolyard is filled with great geologic features!

In this ready-to-use lesson, students learn that a rock's properties tell stories about where it came from and where it has been. The lesson illustrates how to make geologic observations and gives background about the important properties of rocks to observe. Students then use those observation skills to describe rocks they find on their own Schoolyard.

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Are you planning to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conference in Los Angeles? Be sure to stop by the USGS booth (#2050) in the exhibit hall. We'll be giving away posters and maps, and we'll have a wealth of information about USGS resources for classroom use!
 

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