Demonstrating processes of the earth can be a valuable way for showing students things that take place over a long time.  This “Rock Sandwich” science lab helps students to visualize the process of sedimentary rocks turning into metamorphic rocks.

Demonstrating processes of the earth can be a valuable way for showing students things that take place over a long time. This “Rock Sandwich” science lab helps students to visualize the process of sedimentary rocks turning into metamorphic rocks.

Rocks and Minerals Non-Fiction Passages and Assessments Bundle! Rocks & Minerals and literacy integration! This bundle is a great addition to any rocks and minerals unit. It includes a variety of non-fiction reading passage and multiple assessments on igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks, the rock cycle, and so much more. Students will learn about rocks and minerals while reading comprehension passages and practicing writing skills.

Rocks and Minerals Nonfiction Passages and Activities

Rocks for Kids - 15 Fun Activities and Ideas - Teach Junkie

Rocks for Kids - 15 Fun Activities and Ideas

3 types of rock- a science song - Fun science video for earth science! Kids love music, and I would use this to either play in the background or to get the students up and moving while they can sing a long to the 3 types of rocks.

These cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the states of matter. There are two versions which contain the following vocabulary terms:   ♦ Sedimentary rock, Igneous rock, Metamorphic rock, Mineral, Rock, Texture, Sediment, Composition                                              And ♦ Rock Cycle, Geology, Weathering, Metamorphism, Stratification, Erosion, Magma, Lava

Geology Unit: Rock Cycle Activity: Weathering and Erosion, Sedimentary, Igneous

These cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the states of matter. There are two versions which contain the following vocabulary terms: ♦ Sedimentary rock, Igneous rock, Metamorphic rock, Mineral, Rock, Texture, Sediment, Composition And ♦ Rock Cycle, Geology, Weathering, Metamorphism, Stratification, Erosion, Magma, Lava

Metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rock vidoes

Learn All About the Rock Cycle in the Earth's Crust

Discover how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks are created and how they can be recycled as part of the rock cycle in the earth's crust.

This activity is a perfect follow up for a middle school class who has just been introduced to the rock cycle.  You will need starbursts (or other fruit chews of multiple colors) and plastic sandwich bags.  Students begin with 'sediments' which they turn into a sedimentary rock, apply heat and pressure to turn it into a metamorphic rock, and then you (the teacher) will need to take them home to turn them into igneous rocks.

Rock Cycle

Modeling the Rock Cycle with Starbursts This would even help me, I always get confused w/ the various types!

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