Venn Diagram activity that categorizes metamorphic rocks: FOLIATED versus NON-FOLIATED. 2 levels: one color-coded, one non-color coded. Additional non-applicable choices (wrong answers) are provided to promote higher geological analysis. Rocks investigated include: slate, quartz gneiss, mica schist, pink marble, white marble, and quartzite. Concepts addressed include: the importance of heat and pressure, pre-existing rocks, plate boundaries, mineral banding, grain crystallization, and parent rocks. See preview!
Enhance this Venn Diagram activity with the Metamorphic Rock PowerPoint and/or other rock activities/PowerPoints offered on TPT.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your geologic teaching library.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 10th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”