In how many ways are rocks formed?
Can you name the rock that can float?
What do fossils tell us of the past?
This Quest will help you answer all these questions and more! ** No thin thinking allowed**
You will identify the three different types of rocks.
You will watch animations to learn about rocks.
You will complete an online word search.
You will create a powerpoint presentation about the three types of rocks, and how they are formed and used.
You will create an Inspiration presentation on your birthstone.
You will be an expert on Fossils and what they can tell us about the earth.
You will design and name a pet rock.
You will evaluate this Quest and make suggestions for improvement.
Activity #1: Download and save the worksheets to your hard drive.
Activity #2: What are the different ways that rocks are formed?
Activity #4: Read about igneous rocks. Complete worksheet #2.
Activity #5: Read about metamorphic rocks. Complete worksheet #3.
Activity #7: Create a Powerpoint presentation about your birthstone and facts you have learned from Inspiration. Print out the Rubric from the Evaluation section and use as a checklist.
For Fun: Solve the Mysteries!
Fossil Limestone http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/SedRx/Rocks/biospar1detB.html
Metamorphic Rocks http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/1080/metamorphic_profiles.htm
Mineral Galleries http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/byname.htm Find mineral pictures and uses
Mohs Scale of Hardness http://www.amfed.org/t_mohs.htm
Sedimentary Rocks http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/1080/sedimentary_profiles.htm
University of Berkeley http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/intro/index.html
Michigan Curriculum Framework Benchmarks
* generate questions about the world based on observation (SCI.I.1.E.1)
* classify objects according to texture, buoyancy and other observable properties (SCI.IV.1.E.1)
* recognize and describe different types of earth materials (SCI.V.1.E.2)
* explain how rocks and fossils are used to understand the history of the earth (SCI.V.1.E.4)
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