Need a new and engaging way to teach the Rock Cycle? Want to use technology but not sure how to implement it? Then this unit is for you!
It consists of a 10 station rotation with an introductory video where students will collect information and pictures about the Rock Cycle using iPads or iPod Touches and two computers. They will use a variety of apps, websites, and videos to gather information. The students will have two products at the end: a study guide created from their answer booklet and a project or presentation. This unit has been facilitated several times with great success!
This unit has been designed using the “5 E’s of Instruction” model.
It allows students to explore and inquire without direct teacher instruction. Instead, the teacher’s role will be to guide and facilitate students’ learning experiences.
Your students will:
Engage by making connections with new content and their daily lives.
Explore ideas and new concepts with hands-on activities.
Explain new ideas and concepts
Elaborate by showing their new knowledge in an original creation
Evaluate by applying, connecting, and demonstrating their knowledge
The stations include
*Station 1 What are Igneous Rocks?
*Station 2 Where are Igneous Rocks in the Rock Cycle and collect 3 pictures
*Station 3 What are Sedimentary Rocks?
*Station 4 Where are Sedimentary Rocks in the Rock Cycle and collect 3 pictures
*Station 5 What are Metamorphic Rocks?
*Station 6 Where are Metamorphic Rocks in the Rock Cycle and collect 3 pictures
*Station 7 Play an online Rock Cycle game
*Station 8 Play a Rock Cycle Sort card game
*Station 9 Go online to learn more
*Station 10 We Will Rock You! music video and lyrics
You will receive:
*Signs for each station with QR Codes and instructions
*12 page student booklet
*15 Rock Cycle playing cards
*Blank playing card template
*Popplet project samples
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