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The Rock Cycle

Lesson Topic: Properties of Earth Materials using Scientific Inquiry
Objectives: This is a simple activity that will encourage students to begin thinking about the rock cycle on Earth, the three main types of rock, and how rocks are classified. This activity also builds geologic vocabulary knowledge.

Files for this activity:

Rock Cycle Activity Instructions (Word Document)
Igneous Rock Formation Diagram (JPEG image)
Metamorphic Rock Formation Diagram (JPEG image)
Sedimentary Rock Formation Diagram (JPEG image)

United States Polar Rock Repository (USPRR)
Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-5348 or 6531