Nature Rocks! Seriously, It Does!

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10471

Nature rocks! Have fun exploring types and characteristics of rocks as well as how rocks are formed. Watch interesting videos; collect some rocks; complete fun activities and "delicious" projects!


Earth Science

learning style
Auditory, Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Big rocks. Small rocks. Smooth rocks. Rough rocks. Colorful rocks. Pet rocks. Painted rocks. Climbing rocks. So many reasons nature rocks!

Do you love rocks? Which rocks are your favorite? Do you know how rocks are formed, and that there are different types of rocks?

In this lesson, you will explore the types and characteristics of rocks, as well as how rocks are formed. Watch interesting videos; collect some cool rocks; complete fun activities and delicious projects while you find out why nature rocks!

Rocks can be fascinating and they can be found almost anywhere. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

  • How are rocks different from one another?
  • How are they alike?

Become a geologist as you explore the wonderful world of rocks!

As you watch the videos below, take notes and draw pictures on the Nature Rocks – Rock Chart, located in the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.

Be sure to pause the videos when you want to draw or write something. Feel free to use crayons or colored pencils. You will notice that the chart is separated into Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic columns. These are the three main types of rocks.

  1. Watch and sing along with Mr. R.’s 3 types of Rocks – A Science Song (below). Try to memorize the song about the three types of rocks:


  1. Watch SciShowKids Be a Rock Detective! below to learn about the characteristics and types of rocks. You will also learn how rocks are formed:


  1. Discuss what you have learned about rocks with your teacher.

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