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64 resources with the keyterm sedimentary

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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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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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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 is based on the 5E...
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Ranking the Rocks for Desired Properties

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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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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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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Layers of Rock

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Juvenile geologists drill clear plastic straws down into a playdough sedimentary rock model, pulling out sample rock cores. As they analyze their cores, they apply the law of superposition and discover that originally horizontal layers...
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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 instructional activity. Young scientists access the Internet to research the processes involved in rock formation. Some excellent websites and worksheets are...
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Rocks Worksheet #1

For Students 5th - 8th
There's not much to this geology handout. There are black and white drawings of five rocks on the top: basalt, gneiss, conglomerate, granite, and sandstone. Five multiple choice questons regarding characteristics and formation of the...
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Name That Rock!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the three different types of rocks and their characteristics.  For 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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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 and Minerals

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, 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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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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Rocks Rock!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the rock cycle and how sedimentary rocks form.  For this rock lesson students create a model and a PowerPoint presentation. 
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine how sedimentary rocks are formed.  For this rock lesson students research different rock formations and different types of rock. 
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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.