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Old 03-06-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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Hello,
I am building a mini science unit on the rock cycle for my methods course. I was wondering if anyone has any worksheets or lessons to share about the rock cycle, rock classification, sorting, etc? I have looked through the collection, which had some great ideas, but I am still searching.

So far my plan is to have the following lesson topics:
The rock cycle
Edible rocks
Rock collecting/sort
rock classifcation
cupcake core sample

Any opinions?

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There is a really cute video clip on teachertube about the rock cycle. It shows an experiment using crayons. This experiment is actually really easy to do and the kids LOVE it!! That would be a nice lesson. Just type rock cycle into the teacher tube search and it will come up.

I also always do a rock lab. I have them wear real science goggles and go around to different stations. They have to identify which rocks are at that station and draw them. One of the stations is always a dig, where they scratch away to discover rocks below. Archeological digs can be purchased at any teacher store.

I Also have a science CD that has a song about the rock cycle that is really cute. It makes learning the cycle fun.
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thanks for that idea! Anyone else have any other ideas?
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Rock Cycle Song
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Rock Cycle Song
(Sing to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
SEDIMENTARY rock
Has been formed in layers
Often found near water sources
With fossils from decayers

Then there's IGNEOUS rock
Here since Earth was born
Molten Lava, cooled and hardened
That's how it is formed

These two types of rocks
Can also be transformed
With pressure, heat and chemicals
METAMORPHIC they'll become.
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I'm also doing a unit on rocks and I'm using information I found at the Indiana Standards website (http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/Acade...ardSearch.aspx). Once you have the standards opened up, you can click on the down arrow under each standard and see an activity based on that standard.


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Great song thanks!

Terry: What grade level are you looking under on that website? I am not finding very much there.

Thanks again!
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