FC: George the Gentle Giant
1: Once upon a time there was a Giant named George. George had the strangest fascination with rocks. His interest was very strange, at the time most giants only wanted to eat. In fact all of the other giants would laugh at George.
2: One day George was looking at his rock collection and noticed that there were different types of rocks, some were smooth and shiny,and others rough and others dull.
3: George decided that day that he would find as many different rocks as he could. George went on a quest, a quest to find a collection of rocks fit for a fairy queen.
4: He walked across great continents and swam the oceans in search of different rocks.
5: One day George was walking near a strange looking mountain. He felt the earth rumble beneath his feet and then BLAST! Something shout out of the mountain.
6: George was a curious fellow and so he went to investigate. He came across a strange rough rock that was still smoking. "It must have come out of the mountain" George thought.
7: It was very rough and looked like a giant sponge. It looked like he'd pummeled it. "Pumice" he thought. George put the pumice in his pocket | Photo by Brian Snelson
8: Later, he found an outcrop that had regular rocks with a strange line of shiny almost melted rock right through it. Well that looked fascinating to George. He especially liked the rocks n between the normal rocks and the new shiny ones.
9: After a bit of digging and a lot of force he had a nice size bolder that went into his pocket. This he knew was the "schist".
10: He traveled through a desert where sand was plentiful but George didn't want a pocketful of sand and so he pressed on. | http://freeaussiestock.com/free/Northern_Territory/kata_tjuta/slides/kata_tjuta_valley_of_winds.htm
11: At the edge of the desert he found rocks that looked like sand but were really hard like a rock. He cut off a rather large chunk to put in his pocket. It is just like "air" he thought but it was coming on to nighttime so George thought "arenite" | "isn't that nifty" | http://freeaussiestock.com/free/Northern_Territory/kata_tjuta/slides/kata_tjuta_the_olgas.htm
12: The next day he was almost home, and he couldn't wait to share his findings with the other giants. They wouldn't laugh at him now!
13: On his trek he found a fairy in need. She had a broken wing and couldn't move.
14: George gently picked her up. "Ugh he thought to himself she is so heavy" It is a little known fact that fairies while they appear small and delicate actually weigh almost the same as a giant. Magic, you know
15: George would have to carry her all the way home to get her help. But she weighed too much when his pocket was already full of rocks. He had to make a choice, save the fairy or keep his beautiful rocks.
16: George was a gentleman giant and so he, with great reluctance took his beautiful rocks out of his pocket and placed them on the ground together and picked up the fairy to safety.
17: She was so proud of George, giving the thing he most loved for her, that she in return married him.
18: They lived Happily ever after. George was able to teach his children about rocks, Future generations then called them Geos after George the first geologist. | http://freeaussiestock.com/free/Northern_Territory/kata_tjuta/slides/kata_tjuta_the_olgas.htm | Photo by Brian Snelson
19: The End
20: Objectives: 1. Students will give examples of the three different types of rocks 2. Students will use technology to explain a story with a beginning, middle and end. Activity: The students will write a story about the three different types of rocks, and a reason why all three types of rock could be found at the same spot and where these rocks can be found. Goals: 1.To assess the students' knowledge of the three types of rocks and where in nature could they be found. 2.To let the students explore a digital story and the technology involved.