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Rock Cycle

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Bruce Wilson

on 30 September 2014

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Transcript of Rock Cycle

Nature's Transformers!
Magma
The Rock Cycle
Nature's Transformers
What do you already know about magma and the rock cycle? How and why are rocks different? Discuss it with your group and shoulder partners and write some of those ideas down in the know column of your KWL chart in your interactive Science Notebook!
Have you ever heard of Pompeii?
Pompeii's Aftermath
Some types of rock can be used to make monuments that you can see here in our nation's capitol!
These layers of sedimentary rock are a huge tourist attraction in our nation's Grand Canyon!
Igneous Rock
Forms when magma cools
Metamorphic Rock
Marble statues are examples of Metamorphic Rocks
Sedimentary Rock
Layers of sediment may take thousands of years to form
For this assignment I chose to utilize Prezi software. I did this, for I thought it would be an effective platform to successfully complete the, “Engage,” part of the five E’s framework. According to the resource that was provided to us, the, “Engage,” part of the lesson should garner the student’s interest in the topic and activate the prior knowledge of the targeted students. I feel that I effectively gained the attention of my students by using powerful images that they will surely be interested in. For instance, the images of Pompeii demonstrate the power of magma rich volcanoes that produce igneous rock formations. The images of marble used in landmarks around our local community near Washington, DC also demonstrate real life examples of metamorphic rock. The use of nature’s breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon similarly demonstrates powerful imagery in representing sedimentary rock formations. I also likened the rock cycle to transformers to show that rocks can change back and forth in a student friendly language. My transitions were simple but cyclical so that the record player could reveal that the rock cycle is not linear. I also created a slide so that students could be involved in activating their prior knowledge about the rock cycle. This has students set a purpose for learning by creating a KWL chart in their science notebooks.
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