Virtual Rock Lab
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Students use a website to identify rocks based on their properties.
High school geology
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
- Know the properties used to identify rocks.
- Know how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks form.
How the activity is situated in the course
The students work with partners or in groups of three.
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Using the properties of the rock (crystal size, color, clast size, etc.) to infer about the formation of the rock.
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
Download teaching materials and tips
- Sedimentary Rocks Virtual Lab Student Handout (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 11kB Apr5 10)