Rocks and the Rock Cycle Puzzle Matching Vocabulary Review Game

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  1. This bundle includes 13 complete puzzle matching review sets that can be used with your Earth Science classes! Please check out the links included to get a good look at each activity that is in this bundle.Be sure to download (FREE) Introduction to Earth Science to get a free preview of this set!
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Note: This set can be found in my new Earth Science Growing Bundle of Puzzle Matching Review Games Vol #1. Be sure to check it out!

The game includes 16 separate matching puzzle piece sets that can be used to review the Maps and Models of the Earth! It can be used for individual students, learning centers, stations, pairs, or as a group activity. This product now includes two versions of the game (black line only for easy printing or a "just for fun- colorful camping theme"). You can also give each student a piece of the puzzle as they enter the class room or later during class and then tell them to find the person who has the match. All you need to do is print, laminate, and cut the puzzle pieces. I print sets out in different colors, and give each student or group of students a different color.

Students can match the puzzle pieces just as they are for a quick learning activity, or they can follow the review game directions. For the game, students can hide the edges of the long portion of puzzle pieces under the laminated set of review game directions. Each student picks up one short puzzle piece at a time and then pulls out a long portion to match with it. If it is correct then the puzzle pieces will fit together. If it is not correct then the student must slide the long portion under the laminated set of directions so that only the clue is showing again and the cut portion is hidden. Students can take turns. The one who has the most correct matches wins.

My students like to repeat this type of activity later as a quick review for the test. Students can also use them as a quick set of flash cards. One student can call out the clue on the long piece while not showing any of the card to the other student. The other student can use the short puzzle pieces as a word bank.

You can also just print one set of the pieces and give each student a piece as they walk in the door as an entrance slip. Each student can then find his or her correct match with another student. You can then call on students when class starts to report on what they found out by matching the pieces together.

Topics for this review activity include the following:

rock cycle, rock, erosion, deposition, composition, texture, igneous rock, extrusive igneous rock, intrusive igneous rock, metamorphic rock, sedimentary rock, magma, strata, stratification, foliated, nonfoliated.

Be sure to print this document in landscape form.

Check out my other Earth Science related puzzle matching review games!

Earth Science Bundle of Puzzle Matching Review Games Vol #1

(FREE) Introduction to Earth Science

Rocks and the Rock Cycle

Minerals of the Earth’s Crust

Maps and Models of the Earth

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Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! I really enjoy making these puzzle matching review sets and my students love to use them! I have students that will show up to class early just to review with them before a test.

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Michaela Young

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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