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Site Guide: Weathering and the Rock Cycle
Several resources about weathering and the rock cycle are available from the SERC websites. Below is a list of project websites that provide visualizations, teaching activities, and tools that may be of use in the classroom or in lab.
Click the images above to browse teaching activities and course descriptions related to the rock cycle and weathering. Collections are contributed by faculty and may include service learning projects, writing assignments, field trips, course descriptions and syllabi.
General Collections & Resources
Teaching Sedimentary Geology - This site contains a variety of resources for faculty members who teach undergraduate sedimentary geology. You will find links to a large collection of activities and assignments, internet and computer resources, and visualizations for teaching sedimentary geology.
Rock Cycle Collections & Resources
MnSTEP Teaching Activities for K-12 - This collection of activities, provided by the Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project, lists approximately 30 activities related to the rock cycle for students in grades K-12. Visitors may also browse the entire collection of MnSTEP activities, of which there are over 500.
SERC Site-wide Search of Rock Cycle Activities - This browsable collection of over 90 activities related to the rock cycle can be further narrowed by subject or project.
Introductory Level Teaching Activities and Courses Focusing on the Rock Cycle - This browsable collection of approximately 30 activities and courses can be further narrowed down by subject or by whether it is a course or activity. A short summary of each resource is also included.
Weathering Collections & Resources
SERC Site-wide Search of Weathering Activities - This browsable collection of over 80 activities related to weathering and erosion can be further narrowed by subject or project.
Rock Cycle Visualizations - This page hosts a handful of animations for the rock cycle including metamorphic rock formation, clastic sedimentary rocks formation, igneous rock formation, and igneous rocks classification.
Chemical Weathering Visualizations - Find a handful of animations dealing with chemical weathering. There are also links for accessing images relating to chemical weathering.
Physical Weathering Visualizations - Find animations dealing with physical weathering. There are also links for accessing images relating to physical weathering.