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Investigating the Rock Cycle: Looking at similarities and differences in rocks in the rock cycle.
Jeff Ballman, Montgomery Lonsdale High School, Montgomery, MN
This activity is a lab inquiry-base lesson on the rock cycle. Students will look at the parts of the rock cycle by examining three rocks. Based on their observations and data they collect they should be able to develop a hypothesis and an experiment to test this hypothesis.

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

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.

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.

Exploring Rocks: Rock Identification and The Rock Cycle
Tom Murphy, Nicollet Public Elementary School, Nicollet, MN Based on an introductory activity form the FOSS Kit; Pebbles, Sand, and Silt, p. 4
This activity is a class lab activity in which students will observe unknown rocks and learn about how they fit into the rock cycle.

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Thomas W. Oesleby
Thomas W. Oesleby Northwest College - Students learn to use a geologic compass to measure rock fractures and formulate a hypothesis to explain the origin of the fractures -

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.

CRUMBLING ROCKS - observing and describing rocks
Gbai Metzger
This activity is a classroom hands-on , active learning lesson where students observe and describe a familiar item, to help them observe and describe the physical characteristics of rocks.

Rocks - A Lesson in Inquiry
Cathy Wegener Marine Elementary School Marine-on-St. Croix, Minnesota based on an original activity from the FOSS Kit, Pebbles, Sand & Silt
In this earth science unit, the students will observe rocks from the FOSS Pebbles, Sand & Silt kit as well as their own personal rocks. They will use scientific tools to aid in their observations, then form investigatory questions for their own inquiry.

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