Students discuss the rock cycle and how some rocks are made of sediments of larger rocks. They experiment and observe the effects of acids on various rocks. They also discover how to test for limestone content in a rocks.
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What are Igneous Rocks and How are They Formed?
Crystals form before your very eyes! What sixth grader wouldn't enjoy this lesson on igneous rock formation? Using hot Salol, junior geologists observe the crystal formation process as the material cools. This comprehensive lesson plan...
5th - 8th Science
Lost City Chemistry Detectives
In 1977, scientists discovered hot springs in the middle of deep, cold ocean waters near the Galapagos Islands. Scholars research the chemical reactions that explain what scientists found at the Lost City. A discussion connects many...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Bowen's Reaction Serives: Magma Differentiation
Students investigate the differentiation of magma to form different minerals present in a rock. By using the model proposed by Bowen, they determine the depth, temperature, and composition of magma. Students explain why some minerals...
9th - 12th Science
Metamorphic Rock Classification: Changing Under Pressure
Change is coming — but how much? Geology pupils discover the transformation of metamorphic rock using a well-rounded interactive. Topics include the effects of pressure and temperature on metamorphic rock, how time factors into the...
6th - 8th Science
Limestone Cycle - Limestone, Quicklime and Slaked Lime
Calcium rocks! Well, in this case, calcium carbonate is a little more accurate. Part four in a series of seven, the video describes how the seashells of ages past compressed to form one of Earth's most useful sedimentary rock resources....
5 mins 9th - 12th Science