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Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle

Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
Earth's Crust and the Rock Cycle
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This engaging inquiry based unit is designed to develop a conceptual understanding of the rock cycle and Earth's crust.

Activity 1: Classifying Rocks Students classify rocks into 3 groups using observations.
Activity 2: Rock On!: Students simulate the rock cycle using gum and pop rocks.
Activity 3: Pangaea Activity: Students create a puzzle using the continents to demonstrate Pangea.
Activity 4: Shake it Up: Students create structures out of toothpicks and mini marshmallows and then test their strength in an earthquake simulation.
Activity 5: Stress Me Out!: Students use a miniature candy bar to simulate the 3 different types of stresses on the Earth’s crust.
Activity 6: Word Wall Cards and Activity Ideas
An optional post test and grading rubric are also included.
This unit is aligned to NGSS Standards.

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Total Pages
27 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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