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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 ...

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.

Rocking Through the Rock Cycle
Mary Mutrux, Missouri State University
The students will participate as matter traveling through the rock cycle while drawing cards from 4 rock matter stations (magma, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic). Afterwards, the student will demonstrate their path using a laser pointer in a projected large the rock cycle diagram.

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #1
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. sediment is lithified to form sedimentary rock b. ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #2
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. sediment is lithified to form sedimentary rock b. ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #3
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted to ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #4
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted b. ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #5
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted to ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #6
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted b. ...

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, ...