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Shoreline Stones

Week 3 Lesson 2308 Exploring MichiganScience 6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade Aired Week of 9/1/2023
Shoreline Stones

This lesson will explore the phenomenon of erosion, as students learn about the diversity of rocks present in the Great Lakes. They will explore the geology of the region and the outdoor adventure that make rock hunting in this area special, as well as conduct a variety of experiments to better understand rock formation and classification in the Great Lakes.

  • Know the difference between weathering and erosion
  • Understand what makes rockhounding in the Great Lakes unique
  • Be able to conduct experiments to test and evaluate different rock samples