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Rock Cycle Activity
A few of the components of this lesson are not possible to carry out because the rock cycle diagram and challenge handouts are not included. Hopefully, you already have your own rock cycle diagram or worksheet to use as a concept introduction.
3rd - 6th Science 64 Views 131 Downloads
A Rock Cycle Shower
Young scholars classify rocks as sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic based on physical properties. In this earth science lesson, students recreate the rock cycle using a set of stones placed on labeled shower curtain. They explain the different stages involved in the cycle.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 70 Downloads
The Rockin' Rock Cycle- Igneous Rock
Fifth graders recall prior knowledge about rocks. In this igneous rock lesson, 5th graders work in cooperative groups to perform experiments to classify the properties of igneous rock. Students write a detailed paragraph and illustrate the rock cycle.
5th Science 19 Views 92 Downloads
A Model of the Rock Cycle
In this rock cycle worksheet, young scholars use different colored crayons to represent different types of rocks. They follow step by step procedures to model the rock cycle with the crayons. Students draw the rock cycle, show weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, heat and pressure.
7th - 9th Science 95 Views 470 Downloads
Crayon Rock Cycle
Students view rock samples and model the formation of rocks with crayons. In this rock cycle lesson, students view and describe the three types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They model the formation of these rocks by shaving, compressing, and melting crayons.
6th - 8th Science 18 Views 222 Downloads
Rock Cycle-This Planet Really Rocks!
Sixth graders use the internet to tour a virtual environment that would help them make connections to the rock cycle. They name three types of rocks and describe their characteristics. Students discusss the parts of the rock cycle and how the different rocks are formed and use a graphic organizing software like Inspiration to illustrate the rock cycle.
6th Science 7 Views 49 Downloads
Rock Cycles, Crayon Cycles
Students examine the rock cycle and the path that rocks go through to rearranged in different ways. They define key vocabulary terms, then in small groups conduct a variety of experiments using crayon shavings as simulated rocks and rock pieces.
3rd - 5th Science 29 Views 182 Downloads
The Rockin' Rock Cycle: Metamorphic Rocks
Students study the formation of metamorphic rock. In this metamorphic rock lesson, students examine how metamorphic rock forms as part of the rock cycle. They review the rock cycle using chocolate chips, conduct Internet research, and talk about how the formation of metamorphic rock takes place in nature.
3rd - 5th Science 9 Views 96 Downloads
Third graders identify various types of landforms of the United States. They discuss earth movements that produce geologic structures and landforms and define cycle as it relates to rocks and soil. They demonstrate the processes forming sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous and predict the changes that a rock may undergo in the rock cycle.
3rd Science 7 Views 36 Downloads
Rock around the Rock Cycle
Students visit different geology-related websites to explore the rock cycle. They answer questions on the sites and take notes. They do a hands-on activity to simulate the rock cycle and later write a creative story, imagining that they are a rock.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 43 Downloads
What is the Rock Cycle?
Students investigate the rock cycle. In this geology lesson, students read about the rock cycle on a website and discuss the steps of the rock cycle. Students visit a rock cycle website to complete a quiz. This is the first introductory lesson to a unit on rocks.
2nd - 4th Science 9 Views 8 Downloads
The Rock Cycle
Fifth graders compare and contrast rocks and study the rock cycle. In this rock study lesson plan, 5th graders view a PowerPoint of enhanced images of rocks. Students work in groups and use magnifying glasses to study various rocks. Students present their findings and watch a Bill Nye video about the rock cycle.
5th Science 8 Views 44 Downloads
Students investigate the formation of rocks. In this lab based lesson, students create a model of the rock cycle using candy bar ingredients. They will create a poster describing the rock cycle process and a short PowerPoint to aid in their presentation.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 65 Downloads