inside rocks and SOIL
Science Unit 3D - Rocks and soils
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The lessons provided in this unit help teach the QCA Science Unit
3D Rocks and Soils. They will also partially fulfil the objectives
of the adapted Year 3 Geography QCA unit “Investigating our
This is a teacher and child friendly unit. It uses easily accessible
resources, often building materials, which have originally been
obtained from quarries.
The lessons incorporate a music composition activity, a “rock
and soil expert” (the earthworm), plus some “fun”
practical science activities which overlap with the curricula for
both design and technology and education for sustainable development.
This unit is made up of: