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Directions:

1. Read about the rock cycle and make sure all of your Cornell notes are correct
Oracle Thinkquest- Rock Cycle
This reading will help you with step #2 (below)

2. Use the information gathered to fill in the diagram that connects the following rock cycle terms: weathering and erosion, lithification (compacting and cementing), melting, cooling and crystallization, heat and pressure, sediments, magma, igneous rock, metamorphic rock, sedimentary rock. The reading on the rock cycle above might help you.

3. Check the diagram you made of the rock cycle here. Make additions or changed as needed. Also, view the animations of the various earth processes to see them in action. You should make sure you have a solid understanding of how different rocks are formed. You may add more notes to your Cornell sheets if needed.

4.Take the rock cycle quiz here. When you have earned a score that you like (out of 10 points), show your score to Ms. Bauhs for a quiz grade. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish to get the grade that you desire.


5.Complete the Crayon Rock Cycle Lab and lab write-up.


6. To conclude your virtual field trip through the rock cycle, you will write a story. Open the following document to see directions and grading rubric.






Congratulations on your completion of this virtual field trip! Doesn't this planet really rock?
Interested in learning more? Check out the Geologists 101 tab to find out more about what these scientists do, and how you can become an amateur geologist.