Rock Formations Around the World
⭐️Hop on board and fasten your seatbelt! We’re traveling around the world to explore interesting rock formations to learn about rocks, erosion, and fossils.
⭐️Visit Arizona to learn about wind erosion. Visit Spain to learn about sedimentary rock layers. Visit Malta to learn about coastal erosion. Visit China to learn about fossils. End your trip by reflecting on the connection between fossils and rocks.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of science, reading, critical thinking, and writing skills. Students complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
Evidence from Rock Layers
Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers for changes in a landscape over time to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
Weathering and Erosion
Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
Mapping Earth’s Features
Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third-party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- Interesting Rock Formations
- What Are Rocks?
- Let’s Explore!
- The Wave, United States
- Wind Erosion
- Water Erosion
- Basque Coast Geopark, Spain
- How Flysch Forms
- More Erosion Grooves
- Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys, Turkey
- Forming Fairy Chimneys
- Living in the Fairy Chimneys
- Azure Window, Malta
- Coastal Erosion
- Major Erosion
- Zhangye Geopark, China
- Discovering Fossils
- Rocks, Fossils, and Evolution
- More to Explore!
Answer Key Included
Take a closer look at what this virtual field trip looks like in this video preview.
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.