Demonstrating processes of the earth can be a valuable way for showing students things that take place over a long time. This “Rock Sandwich” science lab helps students to visualize the process of sedimentary rocks turning into metamorphic rocks.
The Interactive Rock Identification is a 278 page hyperlinked PDF document that guides students through the investigation of 19 Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary rocks. It navigates like a web site with clickable links that moves students along depending upon their responses.
This activity is a perfect follow up for a middle school class who has just been introduced to the rock cycle. You will need starbursts (or other fruit chews of multiple colors) and plastic sandwich bags. Students begin with 'sediments' which they turn into a sedimentary rock, apply heat and pressure to turn it into a metamorphic rock, and then you (the teacher) will need to take them home to turn them into igneous rocks.
Give your student's a break from traditional notes and have them actively engaged for a change! These doodle notes encourage students to use creativity and both hemispheres of their brain. This rock cycle doodle note includes notes about how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed along with examples of each type. I have also included short notes on how sediments are formed including definitions for weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, and cementation.
These cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the states of matter. There are two versions which contain the following vocabulary terms: ♦ Sedimentary rock, Igneous rock, Metamorphic rock, Mineral, Rock, Texture, Sediment, Composition And ♦ Rock Cycle, Geology, Weathering, Metamorphism, Stratification, Erosion, Magma, Lava
STEM Challenge: Sedimentary Rocks Model! Challenge your kiddos to make sedimentary rocks using edible layers! Click on the picture for a STEM discussion and great ideas for a sedimentary rocks lesson! I've adjusted this lesson for three age groups now (preK, kindergarten/1st/2nd grade, & 3rd/4th/5th grade), and they have all loved it!
This is the infographic I give to my students to help them associate the characteristics of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks with actual photographs and diagrams of each rock type. I find it most useful to print in color. This is a great study tool for the rocks and minerals station for the lab practical on the New York State Earth Science Regents Exam.Note to Customer:Click on the above to follow my store.
Rocks and Minerals Non-Fiction Passages and Assessments Bundle! Rocks & Minerals and literacy integration! This bundle is a great addition to any rocks and minerals unit. It includes a variety of non-fiction reading passage and multiple assessments on igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks, the rock cycle, and so much more. Students will learn about rocks and minerals while reading comprehension passages and practicing writing skills.
A JOURNEY ON THE ROCK CYCLE. In this activity you will create a story about you, a metamorphic rock. You must describe at least three transitions that occurred during your life, such as changing from metamorphic to igneous, igneous to sedimentary, and sedimentary to igneous. You have the option of writing a diary, creating a comic strip, or making a children's book.