Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science.

Science curriculum for K—5th grades.

Video thumbnail
90 sec
  • Hands-on lead students in the doing of science and engineering.
  • NGSS-aligned and Common Core make the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards and support Common Core.
  • Less prep, more learning prep in minutes not hours. Captivate your students with short videos and discussion questions.

Sign up now to try Mystery Science for free.

Sign up   or   Pin for later

The Birth of Rocks

Rock Cycle, Erosion, & Natural Hazards

  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

The Birth of Rocks (Grades 3-5) Mystery 1: Volcanoes, Rock Cycle & Earth's Surface

Could a volcano pop up in your backyard?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Mapping Volcanoes (35 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

The Birth of Rocks (Grades 3-5) Mystery 2: Volcanoes, Rock Cycle, and Earth's Surface

Why do some volcanoes explode?

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Bubble Trouble (30 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

The Birth of Rocks (Grades 3-5) Mystery 3: Weathering & Destructive Forces

Will a mountain last forever?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Sugar Shake (45 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

The Birth of Rocks (Grades 3-5) Mystery 4: Erosion, Natural Hazards & Engineering

How could you survive a landslide?

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Slide City (30 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)