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Virtual Rock Lab

Clark Giboney
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Willard High School (Willard, Missouri)
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Summary

Students use a website to identify rocks based on their properties.

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Context

Audience

High school geology

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The students work with partners or in groups of three.

Goals

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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.

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Determining whether students have met the goals

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