Rock Cycle: Modeling the Rock Cycle with Starbursts
This activity is a perfect follow up for a middle school class who has just been introduced to the rock cycle. You will need starbursts (or other fruit chews of multiple colors) and plastic sandwich bags. Students begin with 'sediments' which they turn into a sedimentary rock, apply heat and pressure to turn it into a metamorphic rock, and then you (the teacher) will need to take them home to turn them into igneous rocks. All teacher directions, with photos, included. Answer key also included. This lab takes 1.5 class periods and comes with follow up questions with key. Enjoy!
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