Teachers Index

Teachers Index


Click Here for Student Activities. See also the ‘School Zone for teachersby the Quarry Products Association and also, the North Carolina Aggregates Association presents . . . geology ROCKS! – resources for teachers. As well, the California Geological Survey’s Kids GeoZone is dedicated to students having fun while learning about the geosciences. Please click on the LESSON PLAN below to open a new page with that lessons PDF on it.

Lesson 1
Front Cover for Teacher’s resource booklet

Lesson 2
Lesson Plan Introduction

Lesson 3
Activity Table of Contents

Lesson 4
Learning Expectations and Outcomes.

Lesson 5
This lesson introduces students to the physical properties of aggregates and some of the terms used to differentiate between different types of aggregate.

Lesson 6
Lesson Six provides a detailed description of several different types of aggregates and their benefits.
Lesson 6A | Product Chart Page 1
Lesson 6B | Product Chart Page 2

Lesson 7
Lesson Seven provides pictures of the product samples described in Lesson Six.
Lesson 7A | Sample Pictures Page 1
Lesson 7B | Sample Pictures Page 2

Lesson 8
In this exercise, students construct stones from common ingredients.

Lesson 9
Students create an grid to relate the different properties of aggregate.

Lesson 10
A brief quiz covering information learned to this point.

Lesson 11
This lesson covers some common uses of aggregate, as well as some uses you may never have thought of!

Lesson 12
A short story

Lesson 13
A crossword puzzle using much of the vocabulary used in this unit.

Lesson 14
This section provides an overview to the poster activity, which challenges the students to use visual clues to identify the many uses of aggregate in their community.

Lesson 15
Complete Poster

Lesson 16
Because the poster spans an entire 11″x17″ page, unit 16 provides an identical copy of the poster spanned across two 8.5″x11″ pages.
Lesson 16A | Poster (Left)
Lesson 16B | Poster (Right)

Lesson 17
Poster Number-find

Lesson 18
Key for the “Local Supply” mathematical exercise.

Lesson 19
Lesson 19 provides an introduction to the controls and regulatory bodies overseeing the Aggregate Industry

Lesson 20
All the details a teacher needs to organize a field trip to a local aggregate facility including: what to expect; who to contact; and educational benefits.

Lesson 21
Unit 21 provides the aggregate poster used in unit 16 without the number tags over the visual clues
Lesson 21A | Poster (left, no numbers)
Lesson 21B | Poster (right, no numbers)