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FC: The Rock Cycle | Beth Sallas EDCU 422 Spring 2012
1: Georgia Performance Standards S6CS1: Students will explore the importance of curiosity, honest, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works. b. Understand that hypotheses are valuable if they lead to fruitful investigations, even if the hypotheses turn out not to be completely accurate descriptions. S6CS4: Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating equipment and materials in scientific activities. b. Estimate the effect of making a change in one part of a system on the system as a whole. S6SC5: Students will use the ideas of system model, change and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters, b. Identify several different models (such as physical replicas, pictures, and analogies) that could be used to represent the same thing, and evaluate their usefulness, taking into account such things as the model's purpose and complexity. S6CS6: Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly. c. Organize scientific information using appropriate tables, charts, and graphs. S6E5: Students will investigate the scientific view of how the earth's surface is formed. C. Classify rocks by process of formation. d. Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.
2: Rock Recycling Rocks, like other material, goes through a process of recycling without any assistance from anyone except mother nature. Over time rocks changes from one form to another and then cycles back to its original form.
3: Types of Rocks Igneous Rock Sedimentary Rock Metamorphic Rock
4: Formed from magma which has cooled and turned into solid rock. The magma, also known as molten rock comes form the Earth's core. | Igneous Rock
5: Sedimentary Rock | Over time rocks and sand are broken down through a process of weathering which takes bits of the rocks and wears them down due to the effects of temperature, water and wind and turns them into deposits of sediment.
6: Sediment rocks and sand that has been pressed together by the earth's crust moving which causes these layers to form and bond together. | Metamorphic Rock
7: What goes around comes around... | Rocks come and go with the help of mother nature. They are continuously forming and transforming into each type of rock and there is not a distinct beginning or ending to the rock cycle.