Here is a great lesson idea for teaching the rock cycle.
Start with crayon shavings. What do they represent in the rock cycle?
Apply pressure…now what do they look like?
Try applying heat and then heat and pressure…
Now what do they look like?
In the photo below the student recorded the above experiment in their interactive notebook.
Students explain their understanding of the formation of the three types of rocks.
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Debbie Crockett says
Wonderful lessons, activities for the rock cycle. I wish I'd had these ideas when I taught the rock cycle. Thank you for sharing!
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Daisy Designs says
I have done the crayon activity before and the kids loved it! Love all of your notebook ideas to go with it.