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The Rock Cycle: A hands on Simulation
jill selchow
This activity is a hands-on simulation of the rock cycle.

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

Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip
Simon Kattenhorn, University of Idaho
Optional field trip to local sites of geologic interest/relevance.

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Metamorphism and Continental Collision
Kenneth Howard, Wake Technical Community College
This is an exercise designed to help students link metamorphism and other geologic processes in context of the plate tectonic theory.

Rock-Tectonics synthesis lab
Dori Farthing, University of Dayton
This lab aims to draw together rock identification and plate tectonics as well as relative age relationships. It gets students to "be" geologists...looking at rock suites and trying to see how they fit ...

Emergent Models in Google Earth
Declan De Paor, Old Dominion University
This is one sample of a set of emergent models we are developing for use with Google Earth. Students use the Google Earth time-slider to lift 3D models of the subsurface into view. They can substitute their own ...

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Volcanoes around the Globe (Beta test copy)
Mark Abolins, Middle Tennessee State University
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

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 ...

Investigations based on the rock cycle.
Jason Morzenti, Minneapolis Urban League Academy, Minneapolis, MN
This activity is a field investagation where students will discover answers to their questions about the rock cycle.

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


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