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Rocks, Rocks, Rocks

Time is growing short. Teams work together to identify physical properties of rocks in order to determine the properties that would best suit their cavern shelter design.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members bring in rocks they have found and determine their types
Classroom Considerations

  • It would be beneficial if the class had general knowledge of rocks and minerals
  • Each group needs a rock test kit with the rock samples
  • The activity is the fifth in a series of eight

  • The activity has a flow chart to help with the identification of the rock samples
  • Includes a link where you can order a rock kit that will have the needed types of rocks

  • There are some slight typos in the handouts
Included Materials

  • Rocks, Rocks, Rocks
  • Rocks, Rocks, Rocks Worksheet (PDF)
  • Rocks, Rocks, Rocks Worksheet (Doc)
  • Rock Test Data Table (PDF)
  • Rock Test Data Table (Doc)
  • Rock Identification Flow Chart
  • Alabraska Geology Map
  • Worksheet