What are Metamorphic Rocks and How are They Formed?

Even though the student handouts are not included in the write-up, this lesson contains the instructions for terrific activities to use when teaching middle schoolers about metamorphic rocks. First, they compare granite to gneiss and notice the striations. Then they create a model using clay and toothpicks to discover how the striations are produced. They also examine a set of five metamorphic rocks and find other identifying characteristics. Finally, they determine what type of rock each was formed from. 

5th - 8th Science 103 Views 129 Downloads
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