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Rocks Makin' Rocks: Rock Cycle Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars review prior knowledge before completing a hands-on simulation of the rock cycle. They write stories or songs summarizing their simulations to demonstrate mastery.
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Ride the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars identify the steps in the rock cycle. They complete a K-W-L chart before the lesson begins. They answer questions about the stages to complete the lesson.
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Our World: The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks are the stars of this interesting video produced by NASA. The rock cycle is when each of these three types of rocks transforms into another kind of rock - which happens under extreme...
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is an outstanding video that is produced and narrated by a young scholar. He does a fabulous job explaining what the three types of rocks are and how they interact with each other in the rock cycle - which is how rocks actually...
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Rocks and Processes of the Rock Cycle: One Rocks Turns to Another...

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Geology scholars test their rock identification skills in an interactive that examines the rock cycle from the three main nodes of rocks. Other topics include visual clues to rock identity and the conditions needed to make rocks change...
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th
Aren't all rocks the same? High school earth scientists can say "definitely not!" after viewing the second in a series of seven videos. Beginning with an easy analysis and comparison of sandstone and granite, class members follow the...
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Study Jams! The Rock Cycle

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Rock out with a song, video, and quiz about the rock cycle. Learn how it is similar to recycling, the different kinds of rocks, and how they form. There is a karaoke feature that allows learners to sing along, helping to cement the...
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Rock Cycles, Rocks, Minerals, & Resources

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Although accurate and educational, this collection of slides is somewhat wordy. Of the 36 slides, only 5 contain useful charts or diagrams: the rock cycle, types of rocks, Moh's hardness scale, and one of a silicon oxide molecule. Photos...
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Rock Cycle: The Story of a Rock

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the rock cycle by watching videos and then use creative storytelling techniques to tell the story of a rock as it undergoes geologic changes.
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The Rock Cycle - Thinking About Relationships Among the Major Rock Groups

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Step-by-step, arrow-by-arrow, viewers are walked through the rock cycle. In the end, you have a simple, yet complete diagram of the process. Pictures appear to show samples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The presentation...
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The Rock Cycle: The Story of a Rock

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students describe the changes undergone by rocks during the rock cycle and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of the rock cycle.
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The Rockin' Rock Cycle- Igneous Rock

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Fifth graders recall prior knowledge about rocks. In this igneous rock lesson, learners work in cooperative groups to perform experiments to classify the properties of igneous rock. They write a detailed paragraph and illustrate the rock...
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Rock Cycle in the Lab: Earth Products and the Processes that Link Them

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Middle school geologists will rock at the rock cycle, thanks to this activity. Partners examine images of rock formations, then work together to link them to the process that created them and the timeframe in which the process happened....
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Rock Cycle and Rocks Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Science rocks! Explore three types of rocks and the rock cycle with an igneous rocks experiment. Pupils discuss textures, composition, and learn how melts are formed from the Earth's crust. They weigh materials using a scientific scale...
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Exploring the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
An understanding of the rock cycle is essential in geology and earth science classes.
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Rock Cycle Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
This cross-curricular reading comprehension worksheet asks kids to read a passage of the rock cycle and then to use information in the article to respond to a series of questions.
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Study Jams! Igneous Rocks

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dynamic music pumps up viewers as they learn about intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks. Presentation slides include a graphic depiction of magma below Earth's surface , photographs of lava exploding and flowing, and close-ups of...
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Study Jams! Sedimentary Rocks

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Fascinating photos of sedimentary rocks and formations supply a brief overview for your geology class. By viewing these slides, learners discover that sedimentary rocks are made of tiny bits of rock, dirt, or shell that have settled,...
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Study Jams! Metamorphic Rocks

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Photographs of magnificent metamorphic rock formations make up the bulk of this brief slide show. Along with the upbeat background music, slow-moving slides, and informational captions of the slide show, you will also find key...
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What is it? Weathering, Erosion, or Deposition?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Just as rocks move through the rock cycle, your giddy geologists will move descriptions around until they are all in the correct category. After cutting out several types of rock movement, learners determine whether the action is...
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Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this rock cycle worksheet, young scholars simulate the changes that occur during the rock cycle using a sugar cube. They use the sugar cube to represent a rock and perform changes on the sugar cube that represent the stages of the...
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Rock Cycle-This Planet Really Rocks!

For Teachers 6th
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...
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A Rock Cycle Shower

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners 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...

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