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Rock Cycle Activities Resource Bundle | Rock Weathering Erosion Printables STEM

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    Rock Cycle Resource Bundle

    *NEW UPDATE! 4/19 Now includes Reading Passages!

    This bundled product contains the following 6 StudentSavvy resources!

    Rock Cycle Interactive Notebook

    Rock Cycle Reading Passages

    Rock Cycle Interactive PowerPoint

    Rock Cycle STEM Challenges

    Rock Cycle Google Classroom Student Projects

    Rock Cycle Assessments

    All you'll ever need for a unit on the Rock Cycle! :)

    More information on each resource:

    - Rock Cycle Interactive Notebook

    This product contains interactive cut and paste learning material for students to create an organized science interactive notebook.

    Topics covered in this unit include: The three main rock types – igneous (intrusive versus extrusive), sedimentary, metamorphic, weathering, erosion, deposition, the rock cycle, magma, crystallizing, basalt, sediments, fossil fuels, limestone, slate, marble


    -Rock Cycle Reading Passages

    This resource is designed for a Rock Cycle unit. It contains 5 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!

    Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!


    Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

    1.) The Steps of the Rock Cycle

    -Overview of the three types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic) and how they are formed.

    -Provides description of the step by step process of the Rock Cycle

    Keywords: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, basalt

    2.) Changes in Our Landscape

    -Overview of the 3 types of events that create changes in our landscape (weathering, erosion, deposition)

    -Describes weathering in detail

    -Describes erosion in detail

    -Describes deposition in detail.

    Keywords: weathering, erosion, deposition, sediments

    3.) All About Igneous Rock!

    -Overview of how Igneous rocks are formed

    -Description of characteristics of igneous rock (how you can identify them)

    -Examples of different types of igneous rocks

    -Overview of intrusive and extrusive rock types

    Keywords: Igneous rock, intrusive rocks, extrusive rocks

    4.) All About Sedimentary Rock!

    -Overview of how sedimentary rocks are formed

    -Description of characteristics of sedimentary rock (how you can identify them)

    -Examples of different types of sedimentary rocks

    Keywords: sedimentary rock

    5.) All About Metamorphic Rock!

    -Overview of how metamorphic rocks are formed

    -Description of characteristics of metamorphic rock (how you can identify them)

    -Examples of different types of metamorphic rocks

    Keywords: metamorphic rock


    - Rock Cycle Interactive PowerPoint

    This teaching resource is quite the virtual experience! This Rock Cycle Interactive PowerPoint can be used as a powerful classroom presentation or students can click their way through it on individual computers.


    - Rock Cycle STEM Challenge

    1.) Rock Cycle Crayon Challenge!

    Students must demonstrate the rock cycle and the different rock formations that occur during the process. All three types of rock must be present in the cycle. Students must save a small sample of rock during each phase and it must be labeled which type it is. STEM groups have three trials to complete the challenge.. They must complete the challenge in 75 minutes. more instructions are found in the resource!

    2. Weathering and Erosion Challenge! Using a list of supplies, students must demonstrate how weathering and erosion affects our landscape. They must build four rock cliffs using sugar cubes and decide on different weathering and erosion strategies for each rock cliff (one strategy per rock cliff). A strategy can be a combination of wind and rain effects or another way to break down the rocks. They must describe and label each strategy they came up with. (Ex: 10 drops of water and 5 seconds of shaking in plastic container – rain and wind) The goal is to find a wide variety of results from different weathering and erosion strategies. They have one hour to complete this challenge. more instructions are found in the resource!


    -Rock Cycle Google Classroom Student Projects

    This product contains 2 digital projects that students can complete using Google Slides! This resource has a brochure project and an info-graphic / poster project.

    Each student-centered project has a sample project and detailed project instructions for the students.

    Info-graphic / Poster Project

    Using a list of topics, student choose what they would like to research related to the rock cycle. All of the elements in the info-graphic must be organized, clearly visible, and well placed. Creativity with color and photos is a must! **More instructions found in the resource

    Brochure Project

    Using a template, students design an informational brochure that highlights important facts and topics about the rock cycle.


    - Rock Cycle Assessment/Exam

    This product contains an assessment that has vocabulary matching, fill in the blank, short answer, essay, and an info-graphic! It has 18 questions total.

    It also contains an ANSWER KEY and an EDITABLE powerpoint file.


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