Rock, mineral and fossil classification lab templates
Included are 3 editable templates for your students to complete rock, mineral, and fossil classification labs. Both labs are set up for 8 stations, but you can change the number of stations based on what you have available.
In the rock classification lab, students will look at a type of rock, record the name, figure out which category it falls into (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic), write down any characteristics and make a drawing. Reference sheets for characteristics are provided. 5 post lab questions follow the lab.
In the mineral classification lab, students will look at a mineral sample, record the name, color, streak, hardness, luster, and cleavage/fracture. Mohs hardness reference sheet is provided. 5 post lab questions follow the lab.
In the fossil classification lab, students will write down the name of the fossil, infer if it is a plant or animal, where it lived, figure out which type of fossil it is (reference sheets are provided), and make a drawing. 2 post lab questions follow the lab.