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What is the Rock Cycle and Its Processes?

Geology beginners examine three different rock samples and determine their origin by their characteristics. By making and recording observations, they become familiar with features of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock types. Finally, they repeat the procedure with 12 unknown rock samples. The lesson plan includes plenty of instruction and information, but none of the mentioned student handouts.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 7th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Activity
  • Worksheet