Ranking the Rocks for Desired Properties

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Math rocks! Cavern design teams determine the rankings of rock types based upon desirability points. The points are connected to the properties of the rocks and their usefulness in building a cavern. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Allow the class to determine intermediate step values for the desirability chart
  • Research man made caves in your area and find out the type of rock they were made from and why builders used them
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should have completed the activity on classification of rocks, or know about the classification and types of rocks
  • The sixth installment in a series of eight
  • The handout includes information about the hardness of a rock and its usefulness in building a cavern
  • The lesson provides a suggested extension activity
  • None