Rocks: Anatomy of Granite

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 metamorphic rocks.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring some samples of granite and other rocks for students to observe
  • Ask the class to each bring a rock from their neighborhood, then set up stations to identify them
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity expects some prior knowledge of the rock cycle
  • Sign up for a CK-12 account to view the interactive
Pros
  • Two different embedded videos present the content for different learning styles
  • The interactive provides the hands-on hook to keep them focused and interested
  • Pupils get instant feedback on their learning
Cons
  • None