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Rock cycle in chocolate lab
Pete Stelling, Western Washington University
This lab activity simulates the rock cycle with a piece of chocolate instead of actual rock. Students melt, crystallize, erode, lithify and metamorphose a single small block of chocolate. Along the way students ...

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Learning Assessment #2 - The Rock Cycle
Leslie Reid, University of Calgary; Michelle Speta, University of Alberta
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the rock cycle.

Rock & Mineral Bingo
Kate Pound, Saint Cloud State University
This is a rock and mineral 'Bingo' that is based on knowledge and skill (not luck). It was designed as an entertaining and interactive means of developing and improving student rock and mineral ...

TELS Inquiry Project
S. Raj Chaudhury
TELS Inquiry projects are online investigations designed around core topics in the science curriculum. Students manipulate computer models to gather evidence for explaining real world phenomena - in this case ...

The chemistry of sand: Not all beaches are created equal
Alicia Newton
Students use science process skills to make observations about various types of sand and make predictions about chemical reactions.

Rock Cycle Skit
Rich Teske Pierz Healy High School, Pierz MN
This activity is a skit, commercial or song/rap about the rock cycle

Rock and mineral laboratory exercises in large auditorium classes
Alfred Pekarek
These exercises provide an opportunity for students in large auditorium classes with "hands on" examination of typical rocks and minerals and their properties.

Illinois Caverns Field Trip
Illinois Caverns Field Trip Kathleen Bower, Eastern Illinois University Intended Audience: Middle school through undergraduate students. Location: Waterloo, Illinois Middle School students tend to finish the ...

Earth History: Crayon Rock Cycle
Jane Schaffran
This is a classroom activity in which students develop understanding of the rock cycle using wax crayons to model the processes that form the 3 types of rock; sedimentary, igneous & metamorphic.

Determining the Geologic History of Rocks from a Gravel Deposit
Activity designed by Daniel Rolf Tucker, Melinda Riddler Tucker, and William Albert Rieck of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Starting Point page developed by John McDaris.
Gravels deposited as a result of continental glaciation are used to teach introductory-level earth-science students the application of the scientific method in a cooperative learning mode which utilizes hands-on, ...

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