Rock Cycle Lab Activity Using Starbursts - EDITABLE

Morpho Science
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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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The goal of this lesson is for students to discover how rocks change from one form to another in a process called the rock cycle. To understand this important standard, students will create their own model of the rock cycle using Starburst candy. They will then write a scientific argument that explains the rock cycle using the CER (claim, evidence, reasoning) method. This activity is a fun and engaging way to meet a very important NGSS/Common Core Standard. Please note the following items will be needed: Starburst candies, candles (or microwave), scissors, forceps (or crucible tongs) and aluminum foil.


★ A three-page handout that guides students through the process of transforming starburst rocks into sediment, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, and igneous rock (EDITABLE WORD DOC ALSO INCLUDED)

★ A completed rock cycle diagram and a full example CER argument

★ Teacher tips and suggestions

NGSS Aligned

MS-ESS2-1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

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✔ Common Core Lesson on Arguing from Evidence

✔ Meets NGSS Standards

✔ Hands-on Investigation



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials. Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.


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