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170 resources with the concept igneous rocks

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Think Like a Geologist

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Teach young scientists to think like geologists with a two-lesson collection that has them examine all kinds of evidence to peel back the layers of geological history. In the first lesson students examine examples of the Principle of...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th
Math/Science Nucleus provides a set of four resources that take a deeper look into the parts of the plate tectonics cycle. Each resource contains hands-on activities and labs to help fifth graders develop a better understanding of one of...
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A Brief History of Geologic Time

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know the history of Earth before humans—or any mammals—existed? An epic "Eons" series video explains the larger history of geologic time. It highlights the eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages scientists use to divide...
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Rocks: Anatomy of Granite

For Students 9th - 12th
Get earth science students excited about the formation of rocks with an engaging interactive resource. Learners analyze the composition of granite, then study the various processes that work together to make igneous, sedimentary, and...
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Rocking the Cycle!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to rock out! Discover the "life" cycle of the average rock using an illustrative stations lab and stimulating pairs game. Roll the dice to determine your fate: will it be melting in magma or chilling out to form igneous rock? The...
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Igneous Rock

For Teachers 6th Standards
These rocks are HOT! Well, they used to be, anyway. Take young geologists on a two-week journey through the life and times of the average igneous rock. Lab groups work together to hypothesize about intrusive and extrusive igneous rock...
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Rock Our Town

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We name eras of human development such as the Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age after rocks and minerals, proving how important these are to daily life. The applied STEM unit encourages scholars to act as geologists...
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Size It Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The three types of rock aren't classic, punk, and hard. The chapter covers everything scholars need to know about rocks. Pupils compare rocks, learn about their formation, see how rocks change, and follow every step of the rock cycle....
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Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson: Remarkable Rocks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Investigate rocks and non-fiction reading strategies. The class observes and sorts rocks, and then identifies non-fiction text features in Remarkable Rocks. Given strips of paper labeled with headings from the table of contents, pupils...
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What are Igneous Rocks and How are They Formed?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Rock On!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
After five class sessions, young scientists will be able to identify common rock types: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. This plan involves hands-on activities, includes various handouts and worksheets, and requires there to be...
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Jeopardy Game - Science

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Used in an upper elementary classroom, this presentation could be a center activity or a whole-group experience. This is a great way to review a variety of scientific topics. There are questions relating to the planets, rock formations,...
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School of Rock

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why do rocks break down over time? Learners explore this concept by simulating physical and chemical weathering of different types of rocks. They use an abrasive to demonstrate physical weathering and acid to demonstrate chemical...
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How Do Crystals Work?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do amazonite, heliotrope, carnelian, and diamonds have in common? There are all crystals and members of one of the six crystal families. Viewers of a fascinating short video learn about the molecular structure of crystals that cause...
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Rock Types 2

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
All rocks include two or more minerals but greatly vary in appearance. The online interactive encourages scholars to match the rock types to the facts they know about each. They then complete three grid puzzles reviewing the same...
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Rock Types 1

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
If pupils think the three types of rock are classic, punk, and hard, these puzzles offer gentle correction. Scholars match the type of rock to how it formed and an example in four grid puzzles. Each requires problem-solving and...
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Rock Cycle in the Lab: Earth Products and the Processes that Link Them

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Middle school geologists will rock at the rock cycle, thanks to this activity. Partners examine images of rock formations, then work together to link them to the process that created them and the timeframe in which the process happened....
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Igneous Rocks: Completing the 3D Picture

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Finally, an easy-to-make volcano model: no baking soda and vinegar required! Junior geologists construct a volcano in 3-D, then use it to answer questions about the processes and timescale of igneous rock formation. The activity includes...
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Subduction Zone Conditions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you recreate history that's been buried under the sea for ages? Earth science scholars examine core samples from a subduction zone in an inquiry-based activity. Individuals compare actual data to a detailed key, then develop a...
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Rocks and Processes of the Rock Cycle: One Rocks Turns to Another...

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Geology scholars test their rock identification skills in an interactive that examines the rock cycle from the three main nodes of rocks. Other topics include visual clues to rock identity and the conditions needed to make rocks change...
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Intrusive and Extrusive Igneous Rocks

For Students 6th - 12th
Check out a resource that's erupting with engaging material! Earth science scholars discover how igneous rocks form in a well-rounded interactive. They manipulate the cooling time of lava to watch crystals form, learn visual...
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Rocks

For Students 4th Standards
Five short answer questions follow an informational reading passage that details the three different types of rocks—sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic—and their rock cycle.
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Lesson Five: The Earth, Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Apply the principles of geology to a series of collaborative, hands-on class activities. Young earth scientists learn more about igneous, metamorphic, and sedentary rocks before classifying and weathering rocks that they find....
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Be a Rock Detective!

For Students K - 5th Standards
Every kid has a rock collection! That's because rocks are unique and different. Learners discover how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks form in an informational and visually engaging video.
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Rocks, Rocks, Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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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Volcanic History of Your Community

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know there are 20 volcanoes erupting at any given time? Pupils look at various igneous rocks, read local geologic maps, and determine if their area has a history of volcanic activity. A reading passage and analysis questions...
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Rock Cycle and Rocks Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Science rocks! Explore three types of rocks and the rock cycle with an igneous rocks experiment. Pupils discuss textures, composition, and learn how melts are formed from the Earth's crust. They weigh materials using a scientific scale...
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Volcanoes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders explore volcanoes and the rocks they produce using the Internet. The lab portion of the lesson prompts young scientists to compare and describe igneous rocks. Next, they critique a pair or more of books on volcanoes in...
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Volcanoes!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Give young geologists an up close and personal look at volcanoes with a series of hands-on earth science lessons. Whether they are investigating the properties of igneous rocks, building their own volcanoes, or making fudge to model the...
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Rocks & Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on an exploration of the rock cycle with this six-lesson earth science unit on rocks and minerals. Through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on investigations your class will learn about the...
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Rocks and Minerals in Our Lives

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...
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Rock On! Featuring the Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Trio!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Get your classroom rocking with this four-lesson earth science unit. Through a series of shared reading activities and hands-on investigations, young geologists learn about the three types of rocks and the unique properties of each.
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Backyard Rocks

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
You don't have to travel far to learn about rocks, just step outside, pick up a stone, and begin investigating. After taking a class walk around the school grounds collecting rocks, young scientists practice their skills of observation...
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Study Jams! Igneous Rocks

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dynamic music pumps up viewers as they learn about intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks. Presentation slides include a graphic depiction of magma below Earth's surface , photographs of lava exploding and flowing, and close-ups of...
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Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers focus on a study of igneous rocks. They see how igneous rocks are formed, and how to distinguish them from other types of rocks. A crystal-growing activity is present, and learners create drawings that show where each...
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Igneous Rocks Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Searching for a simple igneous rocks experiment to assist pupils with rock classification based on texture and composition? In the activity, pupils view multiple rocks in various ways to determine texture and composition. They then...
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Rock Types and the Rock Cycle: Igneous Sedimentary Metamorphic

For Students 3rd - 8th
Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Yes, it's the thee types of rocks. And here's a great video to introduce the young geologists in your class to the rock cycle.
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on an exploration of the collection of rocks and minerals that we call Earth with an upper-elementary science activity. Through a series of class discussion and hands-on investigations, students learn about the...
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Rocks Worksheet #3

For Students 6th - 9th
Here is a worksheet in which junior geologists determine where the igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks might be found on a diagram of rock layers in Earth.s crust. They show what they know through a series of five multiple choice...
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Rocks Worksheet #2

For Students 5th - 8th
Topping the page is a chart of crystal size and mineral composition of several different igneous rocks. Geology whizzes answer five multiple choice questions after analyzing the information in the chart. This is a simple, but sufficient...
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Science Jeopardy - The Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The earth sciences are the focus for this Jeopardy-style review game. Categories include geology, space, scientific investigation, meteorology, and oceanography. Diagrams and pictures are involved with most of the questions, making this...
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The Rock Cycle - Thinking About Relationships Among the Major Rock Groups

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Step-by-step, arrow-by-arrow, viewers are walked through the rock cycle. In the end, you have a simple, yet complete diagram of the process. Pictures appear to show samples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The presentation...
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What is the Rock Cycle and Its Processes?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
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....
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Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a PowerPoint which provides examples of the types of rocks found in nature. The presentation includes slides with images and information about how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed in nature. Uses of rocks by...
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Rocks

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What are rocks and how do people use them? Flip through this presentation to show your class the three types of rocks, how each are formed, examples of each type of rock, and the many ways in which they man uses them. Tip: Bring examples...
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Weathering and Soil

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
From types of rocks to types of weathering, learners gain knowledge on minerals, composition of soil, and the effects of weathering on Earth.
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Ranking the Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Math rocks! Cavern design teams determine the rankings of rock types based upon desirability points. The points are connected to the properties of the rocks and their usefulness in building a cavern. 
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Volcanoes: Third Grade Lessons Plans and Activities

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Discover how rocks are formed from volcanoes during a geology pre-lab activity. Third graders describe the volcanic rock samples and creating a model of Mt. Lassen, located in California. The lesson culminates in a discussion about how...
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Rock Cycle Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A few of the components of this lesson are not possible to carry out because the rock cycle diagram and challenge handouts are not included. Hopefully, you already have your own rock cycle diagram or worksheet to use as a concept...
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A Rock Cycle Shower

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students classify rocks as sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic based on physical properties. In this earth science lesson, students recreate the rock cycle using a set of stones placed on labeled shower curtain. They explain the...
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Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine how sedimentary rocks are formed.  In this rock lesson students research different rock formations and different types of rock. 
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Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson: Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore rocks and minerals. In this rocks and minerals nonfiction comprehension guided reading lesson, students observe rocks and make a list of their observable traits. Students preview the book Rocks and Minerals by reading...
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Mystery Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers K - 6th
Students review the properties of rocks and minerals. In this geology lesson, students distinguish between rocks and minerals. Students also classify the rocks as igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary.
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Igneous Rocks

For Students 7th - 9th
In this igneous rock worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer about the formation, composition, color and density and location of the different kinds of igneous rocks.
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Crayon Rock Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers view rock samples and model the formation of rocks with crayons. In this rock cycle instructional activity, students view and describe the three types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They model the...
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The Rockin' Rock Cycle- Igneous Rock

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Fifth graders recall prior knowledge about rocks. For this igneous rock lesson, learners work in cooperative groups to perform experiments to classify the properties of igneous rock. They write a detailed paragraph and illustrate the...
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Types of Rocks

For Students 6th - 8th
In this types of rocks worksheet, middle schoolers answer questions about igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks and sedimentary rocks. They give examples of each type of rock and they indicate how they are formed.
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Modeling the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this modeling the rock cycle worksheet, young scholars use a sugar cube to show the phases and changes in the rock cycle as represented by the changes in the sugar cube. For each step of the experiment students indicate the part of...
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Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students simulate the changes that occur during the rock cycle using a sugar cube. They use the sugar cube to represent a rock and perform changes on the sugar cube that represent the stages of the rock cycle.
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Rock Cycle Simulation Pre-Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this rock cycle instructional activity, students answer questions about the processes of weathering, erosion and deposition. They define the major types of rocks such as sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock and igneous rock. They answer...
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Rules of the Game

For Students 6th - 8th
In this rules of the game worksheet, students create a foldable demonstrating the laws of superposition and the principle of folding. Students will answer questions as it relates to rock layers and the principle of folding.
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Types of Rock

For Students 6th - 12th
In this rocks worksheet, students compare and contrast the 3 types of rocks: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Students complete 1 graphic organizer.
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Rocks and Soil

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the physical properties of rocks. They explore the three different types of rocks and are able to compare and contrast their different properties. Students simulate the creation of sedimentary rock, they also...
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Rock vs. Mineral - Lesson #1

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Young scholars describe visual, textural, and other physical qualities of sample rock specimens. Using compare and contrast skills, students sort and classify the specimens according to their assessments of the qualities present in each....
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Rock vs. Mineral - Lesson #2

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Young scholars visually distinguish between those rocks that appear to be made of one substance, vs. those that appear to have more than one. This leads to the distinctions that indicate the different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary...
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Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This video, meant for older students, clearly explains how each of the three types of rocks on the earth's surface are formed. I learned that 75% of the earth's land area is made up of sedimentary rocks! Interesting details about the...
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is an outstanding video that is produced and narrated by a young scholar. He does a fabulous job explaining what the three types of rocks are and how they interact with each other in the rock cycle - which is how rocks actually...
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Our World: The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks are the stars of this interesting video produced by NASA. The rock cycle is when each of these three types of rocks transforms into another kind of rock - which happens under extreme...
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Exploring How Rocks Are Formed

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
These lessons produced by the Illinois State Museum are quite good. In this one, third and fourth graders are introduced to the three basic types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They perform activities which help them...
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The Three Rock Groups

For Teachers 1st
Firts graders distinguish between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. They group the rocks into the appropriate group. This is one of the best-organized plans I've seen! Learners watch a PowerPoint presentation which is embedded...
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You Ain't Nothin' But a Rock Hound

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is an excellent lesson plan on rocks! In it, learners explore the world of rocks through the use of video, hands-on activities, and cooperative projects. This outstanding plan is chock full of terrific activities, websites, streamed...
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Classification Scheme for Rocks

For Teachers 7th
In this rock graphic organizer worksheet, 7th graders will study the various components of the different types of rocks. Focusing on igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock, students will analyze the characteristics of each.
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Rocks and Minerals

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science activity, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to solve the crossword puzzle on mineral and rocks. They identify the various types of rocks formed and specific examples of these rocks.
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For Those About to Rock (Cycle)

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders review the processes that form the rocks on the surface of the earth. They will rotate to three stations to replicate the processes that create igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. This lesson plan is based on the...
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Rock Stories

For Teachers K - 2nd
Youngsters pretend they are rocks sitting on a hill. They listen to the provided guided imagery script to conceptualize the process of how rocks change over time. They draw a diagram of what happened to them as rocks during the story. An...
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Igneous Rocks Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
In this geology exploration worksheet, learners complete 27 short answer questions about the properties and locations of igneous rocks. Teacher must provide text or internet link.
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Investigating Different Rock Types

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze a rock using their eyes and then a hand lens. In this science lesson, students determine and discuss how hard or how easy it was to find and classify the assigned rock. Students record their observations on an index card...
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 6th - 8th
In this rock cycles learning exercise, students complete 6 true or false sentences and 9 fill in the blanks about the types and characteristics of rocks.
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Igneous Rocks

For Students 7th - 9th
In this igneous rock worksheet, student fill in 25 blanks to complete sentences about types of igneous rock, classification of igneous rock, components of igneous rock and how the types of igneous rock are formed.
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Rock Cycle1

For Students 5th - 6th
In this rock cycle graphic organizer, students describe how one type of rock can be changed into another type of rock. Students identify what is their direction of movement and write the appropriate changes on the lines provided.
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Mining the Web

For Students 6th - 9th
In this rock and mineral activity, students visit http://sciencespot.net and explore a variety of sites about rocks and minerals in order to complete questions about geology, the rock cycle, and rock creations.
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Final Review Word Search

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to reviewing biology. There are 47 words located in the puzzle.
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Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, middle schoolers examine the differences between the igneous, sedimentary, and the metamorphic type of rocks.
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Igneous Rocks & Volcanoes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students find the words that are associated with geology and the answers are found with the link at the bottom of the page.
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Rocks - Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science activity, students find the words that are describing the types of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
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Igneous Rock Word Search

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science activity, middle schoolers find the words related to the subject of igneous rocks. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Processes of the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore, predict, and create each major rock form (sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous) with colored modeling clay, discover cycle of rock formation, and examine important relationships of heat and pressure in rock development.
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Famous Rock Groups

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students define igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary, and use rock identification books to identify igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Students then discuss which rocks early man would have found useful for tool creation.
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Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students gain an understanding of differentiating rocks by their geological environments and origin. They then focus on the formation and transformation of different igneous rock types.
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the rock cycle of different types of rock. They arrange cut-outs of the parts of the rock cycle in the correct order and then draw the rock cycle or research different types of rocks.
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Rock Crystallization

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students determine the differences between the crystallization of igneous and metamorphic rocks. They examine both liquid state and solid state crystallization.
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Rocks and Minerals: Touch the Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students complete a unit of lessons on rocks and minerals. They conduct research, write e-mail questions to geologists, write daily journal entries, label maps demonstrating types of rocks/minerals found, and create a web page that...
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Rock around the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit different geology-related websites to explore the rock cycle. They answer questions on the sites and take notes. They do a hands-on activity to simulate the rock cycle and later write a creative story, imagining that they...
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th
Aren't all rocks the same? High school earth scientists can say "definitely not!" after viewing the second in a series of seven videos. Beginning with an easy analysis and comparison of sandstone and granite, class members follow the...
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Geologic History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If rocks could talk ... maybe they can! A comprehensive presentation addresses the practice of reading rock formations. Examples of layering, cross-cutting, unconformity, and fossils complete the lesson. Photos provide pictorial evidence...
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There's Science Hidden In Our National Monuments

For Students 6th - 12th
Video field trip! Viewers learn about the rocks that make up national monuments. including gabbro used for the Vietnam War Memorial, marble used in the Lincoln Memorial, and the Seneca sandstone used in the Smithsonian Castle.
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Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore igneous rocks by observing rock samples and considering cooling rates and composition. The third installment of a five-part geology series culminates in an activity where learners use igneous rock characteristics...
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Three Types of Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Rock out with the second installment of a five-part series on earth materials and processes. Your budding geologists make observations of given rock samples and posit classification systems for rocks. They then learn about the accepted...
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Identifying Types of Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A teacher is videotaped while lecturing to his class regarding the three different types of rocks found on Earth's surface. The focus of the lecture is how to determine what kind of rock you may have picked up in your backyard, in the...
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Worksheet: The Fossilization Process

For Students 9th - 12th
This is mostly a reading comprehension exercise with a focus on rock and fossil formation. After a section on the three types of rock, readers answer two questions about which environment is conducive to fossilization. After a second...
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Classifying Rocks

For Teachers 5th
A well-designed lesson plan on rock classification awaits you. In it, fifth graders are divided into groups. Each group is given a box of rocks which they must sort into two categories. They use the "Rock 'n Roll Rule," in making their...
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Rock Hounds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here are some activities which will enlighten young learners about how rocks are formed, and the different kinds of rocks there are. Some excellent worksheets, a quiz, and a fine PowerPoint presentation are all embedded.
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Changes: The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th
The three types of rocks, and how they are formed, is the focus of this geology lesson plan. Young scientists access the Internet to research the processes involved in rock formation. Some excellent websites and worksheets are embedded...
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Layers of the Earth

For Teachers 4th
While rudimentary, this could be a great review of types of rocks. With diagrams, pictures, and graphics, this presentation describes igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock formations. The pictures are particularly engaging.
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A Rockin' Investigation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scientists identify the rock cycle. In this earth science activity, students participate in web-based research to understand how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks form. As a follow-up, they collect various rocks and...
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Igneous Rocks III

For Students 7th - 10th
In this igneous rock worksheet, students answer 7 questions about the percentages of minerals in different types of igneous rocks. They also indicate what happens to various igneous rocks when you add bubbles or melt the rock and let it...
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Igneous Rock Lab

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this igneous rock worksheet, learners answer 5 questions about igneous rocks and then use a website to find the 6 textures of igneous rock. Students record data such as the color, the texture, if it's intrusive or extrusive, if its...
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Rock Cycle Project

For Students 7th - 9th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students design a project to describe the life of a metamorphic rock. They can write the project as a diary, a comic strip, a comic book or a children's book.
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Metamorphic Rocks

For Students 7th - 9th
In this metamorphic rock worksheet, students are given 8 statements about how metamorphic rocks are formed and their characteristics. Students determine if the statements are true or false and correct false statements to make them true....
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Names of Rocks

For Students 8th - 10th
In this types of rocks worksheet, students read about igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. They complete a chart about the three types of rocks and use the information from the reading to determine the origin of their...
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Rock Cycle Puzzle

For Students 7th - 9th
In this rock cycle instructional activity, students are given photographs of types of rocks and words related to their processes of formation. The names of the types or rocks are also listed. Students match the rock photographs to the...
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Rock Cycle Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students are given twelve rocks to separate into three major groups of rocks including sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks and igneous rocks. They answer questions about each type of rock and the rock cycle.
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The Same But Different

For Teachers 8th - 9th
For this rock comparison worksheet, students read an information chart about common igneous rocks. Then students answer 7 questions about what they've read.
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Bowen's Reaction Serives: Magma Differentiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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You've Got to Be Cool to Make Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students describe how igneous rocks are formed, design a classification system to group igneous rocks and develop a controlled experiment to prove that the rate of cooling affects the size of the crystals.
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Puzzling Rocks

For Students 5th - 7th
For this puzzling rocks worksheet, students read "rocking gems" and then solve the clues provided to complete the crossword puzzle. Students spell out the bonus word by unscrambling the letter in parentheses.
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What Are the Three Classes of Rock?

For Students 4th - 12th
In this rock worksheet, students compare and contrast the 3 classes of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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What is the Rock Cycle?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students classify different rocks as either igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic rock. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Modeling the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the differences in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. They discuss the rock cycle of the different formations. Students discuss how rock is formed into different shapes. They explore, predict, and create each...
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Rockin' Around New Jersey

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils use reference materials to discover which specimens are igneous or metamorphic. Students answer the questions on the provided sheets. Pupils identify the average differences in elevation of the regions of New Jersey. Students...
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A Special Relationship: Connecticut and Its Settlers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study both geological and geographical features of Connecticut and the New Haven area. They focus on map works and rock formation.
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Identifying Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
If you're looking for a short video that focuses on igneous rocks, this one is for you! The narrator is from the Colorado School of Mines, and she does an excellent job describing how igneous rocks are formed, where they are found, and...
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Name That Rock!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the three different types of rocks and their characteristics.  In this Earth science lesson students divide into groups and create a poster that lists the characteristics of the rock type their group is studying. 
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Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine how igneous rocks are formed by watching a video. They create a volcano.
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A Look At Rocks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils write letters to organizations, such as United States Geological Society, to find out more about rocks. Students write about a pretend time they found a magic pebble. Pupils calculate distances to travel to see various sculptures...
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Changes Written in Stone

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Earth Rocks! Explore the many properties and types of rocks, where they come from and how they are formed. This resource presents a simplistic overview of the rock cycle. Tip: Bring in samples of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous...
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Rocking Rock Review

For Teachers 4th
The three types of rocks are the focus of this earth science PowerPoint. Young scientists can review the composition of these types of rocks and see the ways they are formed. For example, sedimentary rocks are formed when tiny grains of...
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The Earth

For Teachers 5th
When students embark on an exploration of the Earth and rock formations, this resource could be used as a way to introduce or review key concepts. Students could use this presentation as a way to review information independently at a...
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Igneous Rock II

For Students 7th - 9th
In this igneous rock worksheet, students answer 11 fill in the blank questions about the formation of the different types of igneous rock. They complete a chart given 6 rock types in which they indicate how each is formed, the cooling...
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Rock Cycle in Earth's Crust

For Students 7th - 10th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students use a diagram of the rock cycle to complete 16 fill in the blank and 2 short answer questions.
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The Formation of Resources

For Students 9th - 12th
In this rock worksheet, high schoolers review the three types of rocks and their distinguishing characteristics. This worksheet has 10 matching and 10 short answer questions.
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this rock cycle instructional activity, students will review the characteristics of the three rock types: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Students will also compare and contrast rocks and minerals. This instructional...
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A Crust Full of Rocks

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this rock worksheet, students answer seven short answer questions about the composition of the earth's crust. Questions refer to metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks.
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The Rock Cycle

For Students 10th - 11th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students study the diagram of the rock cycle and explain how minerals originally in magma could travel through the cycle. Then they identify how these minerals end up in each of three main classifications of...
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Igneous Rocks

For Students 10th - 11th
In this igneous rocks worksheet, students identify and explain which minerals are the first to crystallize from cooling magma according to the diagram shown. Then they describe what types of rocks are formed by those minerals. Students...
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Big Island Pool: Igneous Rocks and the Anatomy of a Volcano

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore volcanoes. They examine the effects of volcanoes on the path of wind, rainfall, and the formation of the earth. Students examine an igneous rock and how they are formed.
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Geologic History of A Large Igneous Province

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students explore the significance and geologic history of the Kerguelen Plateau Large Igneous Province, as revealed by Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Legs 120 and 183. They examine all the source material and write an essay addressing the...
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Building-Stone Geology

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine building stones in downtown St. Petersburg in order t study igneous and metamorphic rocks in central Florida ( a huge area consisting solely of sedimentary rock). Each student picks a particular rock type used in a...
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Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform experiments in which they grow crystals. They draw pictures of where each type of rock originates from. They also identify igneous rocks by using a chart.
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Rocks in our Backyard

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine igneous and sedimentary rocks. They observe and identify geological formations in their community, analyze igneous and sedimentary geological layers using a geological map, and use GPS to locate geological formations.
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Explore Rocks With Hands On Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
You can have students use crayons to learn about igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
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Rocks and the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the 3 types of rocks and the rock cycle. In this rocks and minerals lesson, students watch YouTube videos about igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Students examine a rock and mineral kit while watching the...
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view images and interactive activities on the Internet about volcanoes. In this plate tectonics lesson, students use the Internet to view PDF images and HTML Interactive activities while writing observations in their journals....
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Rocks Review

For Students 7th - 12th
In this rocks worksheet, students review the characteristics of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. This worksheet has 4 true or false, 16 fill in the blank, and 5 matching questions.
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Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders describe the difference between minerals (composed of the same substance throughout) and rocks (composed of two or more minerals). They recognize that there are three classes of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic
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Petrology in the Field and Laboratory

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations. They examine igneous and metamorphic rocks in detail and interpret petrologic data.
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Petrology in the Gravel Pit

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to a wide range of rock types when they examine pebbles and boulders exposed in a gravel pit. Students practice rock description and identification and categorize the rocks sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic.
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Geology: How to Make a Rock

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine the various kinds of rocks and make a flipbook about them. They draw pictures of the rocks and write several sentences about how each type of rock is made. They discover the differences in the rocks by making...
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The Rock Family

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars research the characteristics of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks using the Internet. They evaluate websites for use before they organize the research information into a table. They use software to complete a...
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How to Make a Rock

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders watch demonstrations and conduct experiments that show the three different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
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Rock On!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders make models of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks out of different types of candy and cookies.
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First Grade Science Rocks!

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine rocks. In this rock lesson, 1st graders look at the properties of rocks and classify them. They discover the three types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous.
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explain the rock cycle. In this rock cycle lesson, 8th graders explain the rock cycle and the interrelationships of the rock types and how they are formed.
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils explore the concept of the rock cycle.  In this geology lesson, students identify, classify, and observe three different types of rocks.  Pupils then list and char the characteristics of their rocks. 
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Rock Cycle

For Students 7th - 8th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students answer analysis level questions as it relates to the physical properties of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.
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Using the Internet

For Students 7th - 8th
In this using the internet worksheet, students search several websites to review information about the heart, human senses, the solar system, and planets. Students also read information about the rock cycle and answer provided questions.
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Igneous Rocks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this igneous rocks worksheet, learners identify the lave that cools quickly and entraps air and other gases. Then they describe the molten material found below the Earth's surface. Students also give another name for the mineral...
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Igneous Rock Formation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use the computer lab to search for answers to questions on their workshet. They discuss the creation of igneouss rocks and listen as the teacher lectures about lava. Students follow directions to mix a batch of salt dough...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a list of "sparkle words: after reading "Sylvester and the Magic Rock." They record "sparkle words" into their vocabulary. Students chart what they comprehend about minerals Properties. They take a field trip to Rice...
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the 3 main types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic. They examine samples of these types of rocks and discuss ways to tell what kind of rock each is. They take notes and draw pictures in their science...
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Rock Around the House

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discover the three types of rock. They weigh and examine rock specimens.
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Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine igneous rocks in this lesson. They discuss the rock cycle and how rocks form. They also explore volcanic activities and build their own volcano.
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Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in a Rock Cycle game to gain an understanding of the cycles that form metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks.
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Igneous Rocks/Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars differentiate between the two types of igneous rock and designate the area the rock comes from.
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Rock Collecting

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice classifying rocks in the categories sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. They bring personal rock collections to school, then correctly label the three types of rocks on posterboard.
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Rock Sorting Activity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students organize rock samples according to their properties. In this earth science instructional activity, students predict whether they are igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary. They compare their prediction with the actual type.
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Formation of Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous rocks.

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students examine the rock cycle and how it goes through changes.  In this rock formation lesson plan students write a report about the outcome of their experiment. 
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Geology: Famous Rock Groups

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, in groups, use books to identify types of rocks. They examine the rocks and complete rock evidence charts. Students compose definitions for each rock type and determine uses for igneous rocks by early mankind.
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Rock Families

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils study the three types of rock characteristics; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They are divided into three groups and each group takes one of the rock characteristics. They then act out the characteristics of their rock...