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Adventure Engineering Challenge: Asteroid Impact

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Oh, no! An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth!. The challenge, should your students choose to accept it, is to design underground survival caverns to shelter people for one year. Over the course of eight lessons, engineering...
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Think Like a Geologist

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Teach young scientists to think like geologists with a two-lesson collection that has them examine all kinds of evidence to peel back the layers of geological history. In the first lesson students examine examples of the Principle of...
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sedimentary rocks are the building blocks of this geology lesson. In it, learners discover what sedimentary rocks are and how they form. They understand the differences between the major sedimentary rock varieties and learn what types of...
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How Sedimentary Rocks are Formed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the stripes in sedimentary rocks, using a structure at Petra, Jordan, as an example, and then do a hands-on activity using mixed nuts to illustrate the layering of sedimentary rocks.
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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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Clastic Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A thorough description of different types of sedimentary rocks, their formation, their mineral structure, and where they are found in the world is present in this geology video. Some excellent images, tables, and graphs are used to...
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Making Sandstone & Conglomerate - An Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students review the three types of rocks and the rock cycle. They participate in an experiment in which they discover the lithification process of sedimentary rocks. They record and share their observations.
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 6th Standards
Turn your class discussion of rock formation from ho-hum to holy hornfels! Junior geologists gain experience in identifying rock types and rock origins, with an emphasis in hypothesizing the environment needed to form certain rocks. The...
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Sedimentary Rock Classification: How Old is That Layer?

For Students 9th - 12th
A timely resource illustrates the effects of the passing years on sedimentary rock formation! Young geologists discover just how long it takes to create shale, slate, and other sedimentary rocks. The interactive also shows...
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Sandwich Stratigraphy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Two activities are included in this resource. In the first, junior geologists model sedimentary rock layers, apply the Law of Superposition, and demonstrate folding and faulting of the Earth's crust. The model is technically a sandwich....
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Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil

For Teachers 8th - 12th
More of a mini-unit than a lesson plan, these activities lead inquisitors through a survey of oil deposits. In the first part, they read about and view diagrams of sedimentary rock layers that trap oil. Next, they test porosity and...
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In this sedimentary rock worksheet, students answer 9 fill-in-the-blank questions and 8 matching questions regarding sedimentary rocks and their formation.
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Metamorphic Magic!

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore the steps involved in the formation of metamorphic rock as they prepare a cookie receipe. As part of the process, sedimentary rocks are created and changed through heat to a metamorphic cookie.
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Thirsty Rocks: Please "Porous" a Drink!

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A simple activity goes a long way in demonstrating the property of porosity to your rock hounds. They will mass a specimen of dry sandstone and then soak it in a pre-measured amount of water. After seven minutes, they once again measure...
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Sediment Sleuths

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Are you looking for a good, solid lesson plan on sedimentary rocks? This one, produced by the Illinois State Museum, is just such a lesson plan. Middle schoolers identify common rocks and minerals by analyzing sediments from local water...
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Sedimentary Rock Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The focus here is the formation of sedimentary rock. Young geologists pour sediment of different sizes into a jar, add water, and shake. They observe and measure the layer formed a particular-sized sediment of their choosing. You will...
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Rocks and Minerals: Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the concept of rock formation. In this sedimentary rocks lesson, students observe and record their findings about sedimentary rocks. Students then create limestone, coal, and sandstone models and write reports explaining...
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how sedimentary rocks form. They identify different examples of sedimentary rocks. They also discover what types of rocks are in Illinois soil.
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Making Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners make models of sedimentary rock layers to explain how rocks form layers and represent ancient environments. Layers of sediment and fossils are added together to simulate the environment and connections to sedimentary rocks are...
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Sedimentary Rocks Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
In this geology lab worksheet, students answer 31 short answer questions about sedimentary rocks. Teacher needs to provide text or internet site for students to find answers.
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this sedimentary rocks worksheet, students conduct an experiment where they observe a shallow dish of water and table salt. Then they determine what causes the salt to leave deposits in the pan. Students also describe sedimentary rock...
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this sedimentary rocks worksheet, students list the material that make up sediments and some ways that sedimentary rocks can form. Then they describe kinds of sedimentary rocks and give examples for each. Students also define each of...
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Making Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Pupils discover that sedimentary rocks like coal are formed by the cementing together of smaller pieces of rocks or like coal, from the accumulation of plant material.
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Sedimentary Rocks- Formation and Types

For Teachers 5th - 7th
In this sedimentary rocks resource worksheet, students follow the guide for reading this informational text. They read about the formation of sedimentary rocks, and the three major types of sedimentary rocks.

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