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Rock Cycle Lab

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Keywords: science, rock cycle, create, technology, present
Subject(s): Science
Grades 5 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
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School: Hampshire Unit School, Hampshire, TN
Planned By: Alana Colvett
Original Author: Alana Colvett, Hampshire
Standard: Recognize each type rock and the processes which create them.

Objective: Students will recognize, create and understand the rock cycle.

-Gather materials
-Directions and review by facilitator
-Students will create sediment, sedimentary, metamorphic rock, and igneous rock by recreating the processes that occur in nature (heat, erosion, pressure).
-Choose and present the final process in a technological form (powerpoint, video, song, etc)
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Materials: Digital Cameras, Flash/USB Drives, Middle, Cause and Effect
Other Items: 10 knives or serrated scalpels, $1 each, total of $10.00
1 foil, $5 each, total of $5.00
100 crayons, $.10 each, total of $10.00
1 source of heat, $20 each, total of $20.00