Model the process of metamorphic rock formation with this lab. Start by making an imprint fossil to model a sedimentary rock and then morph this rock into a metamorphic one. Students can challenge each other to guess what they used to form their rocks. Directions are laid out simply and clearly for students to follow on their own without help. 

 

Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as: 

❑ How are metamorphic rocks formed? 

❑ What are metamorphic rocks made of? 

❑ Why are fossils rare in metamorphic rocks?

 

Concepts Addressed

♦  There are three types of rocks (Sedimentary, Metamorphic, and Igneous

♦  Metamorphic rocks are formed when other rocks are under high temperature and/or pressure 

 

Standards Addressed

NGSS MS-ESS2-1

TEKS 6.10B

VA SOL ES.5.c

 

Materials Needed: clay and small shells (preferred--or other small items to make imprints)

 

Teaching Time   About 20–30 min. 

 

Student Sheets   Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting 

 

Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

Model Metamorphic Rock Formation

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