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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
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
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.
Investigating Minnesota Rocks: The Properties of North Shore Rocks
Jean Karschnia, Valley Crossing Community School, Woodbury, MN. based on an activity from MnSTEP Elementary Earth Science Course, June 2008.
This activity is a guided inquiry where students develop questions around a group of rocks, use their observation skills to describe the attributes, record and analyze their findings, and use their data, in conjunction with available resources, to categorize the rocks .
In this classroom guided inquiry lesson, students will explore the properties of rocks. Students will make observations of granite and develop a hypothesis explaining what makes a rock.
Relative Time Application and Synthesis Exercise
David Steer, The University of Akron
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.
Collecting and Identifying Rocks
Linda Harvey, Marquette Catholic School, Virginia,MN