This hands-on experiment introduces students to the processes that form each of the three rock types: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. Kids can see how any rock type can become any other rock type. A nice introduction or culminating activity for studying the rock cycle.

 

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

❑ What are the three types of rocks?

❑ How can one rock turn into a different type of rock?

❑ What are the processes involved in forming each type of rock?

 

Concepts Addressed

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

♦  Any rock type can become any other rock type through a series of processes

♦  Igneous rocks form from crystallized lava or magma

♦  Sedimentary rocks are formed from sediment that is cemented and compacted

♦  Metamorphic rocks are form when other rocks are under high temp and or pressure

♦  Minerals form from magma and lava

 

Standards Addressed

NGSS MS-ESS2-1

TEKS 6.10B

VA SOL ES.5.a, ES.5.b, ES.5.c

 

Materials Needed: crayons, plastic knives, old newspapers, plastic baggies, foil, tea candle, tongs, cup of hot tap water

 

Teaching Time   About 30–40 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.

Rock Cycle Activity: Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks Crayon Models

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    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.

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