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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.

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. ...

Relative Time Application and Synthesis Exercise
David Steer, University of Akron Main Campus
This classroom activity is a formative assessment that explores the degree to which students can apply relative time principles and synthesize that information with concepts related to the rock cycle.

Using IF-AT Based Questions to Reinforce Lectures
Kent Kirkby, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Short sets of multiple-choice questions with IF-AT scratch off answer keys are used to reinforce lecture by generating peer discussion and instruction.

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