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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 ...

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.

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, ...

Investigating the Rock Cycle Through Writing and Illustrating
Leah Campbell, Central Intermediate School, Stewartville, MN, based on an original activity developed by Alissa Naymark, Rochester Public Schools
This activity is a quantative writing activity where students will use writing and illustrations to show their knowledge of the basic rock cycle.

Rock identification and usage
Mary Kay Wildes Marquette Catholic School Virginia, MN based on the original activity from Science Through Children's Literature An Integrated Approach by: Carol W. Butzow and John W. Butzow
This activity is a lab where students gather data on rock identification.

Growing & Observing Crystals
Mara Gould
This activity requires students to design an experiment to determine the best conditions for growing crystals. Students then are asked to conclude what the ideal conditions may be, how this information is useful, and who may want to know it. It is a great way to continue using scientific process skills within a Geology unit.

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