Rock Cycle lesson plan

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This lesson is designed as a group activity in which students explore the steps of the rock cycle using simple, familiar materials. The students must also use what they know about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks to describe their observations and identify the steps of the cycle.

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Rock Cycle ActivityLesson plan developed by Erin CzirakiThis lesson is a combination/modification of Sugar Rock Cycle from http://www.scienceclass.net/Lessons/Geology/Rocks_Minerals/sugar_rock_cycle.pdf and Rock Cycle Activity fromhttp://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/rcycleact.html.Overview:This lesson is designed as a group activity in which students explore the steps of the rock cycleusing simple, familiar materials. The students must also use what they know about sedimentary,metamorphic, and igneous rocks to describe their observations and identify the steps of the cycle.Inquiry Level: 2Time Needed: One 75 minute class period.Standards:8-1.7 Use appropriate safety procedures when conducting investigations.8-3.4 Explain how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks are interrelated in the rockcycle.Performance Objectives:The students will be able to: explain the interrelationships of the three rock types construct a cause-and-effect model about the forming of a rock based on theprocess(es) involved interpret a rock cycle diagram compare how rocks can be changed by a particular process identify a rock type based on how it is form

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