Rocks Makin' Rocks: Rock Cycle Simulation

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Scholars review prior knowledge before completing a hands-on simulation of the rock cycle. They write stories or songs summarizing their simulations to demonstrate mastery.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer extra credit for anyone willing to perform one of the rock cycle songs in front of their peers
  • Have examples of each rock type for pupils to explore
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of the types of rocks
Pros

  • Uses basic materials, making it easy to implement in your classroom
  • Easily adapts to higher and lower levels
  • Provides a list of supplementary resources to help extend learning
Cons

  • None
NGSS