THE CHANGING EARTH Cyber lesson of: The Rock Factory by: Jacqui Bailey . Created by: Mrs. Mazzei. Introduction. Have you ever picked up a rock and wondered where it came from or how long it’s been on earth? Did you know that rocks cycle through the earth?
Created by: Mrs. Mazzei
Have you ever picked up a rock and wondered where it came from or how long it’s been on earth? Did you know that rocks cycle through the earth?
Today we are going to learn about how rocks cycle through the earth and different types of rocks.
Use your Science Notebook to review concepts discussed previously about rocks and the rock cycle.
Before reading, discuss with a partner information you know about rocks and where they come from.
While we read our text today, we are going to be hearing some words. Think about the words below and write down what you know about each word, or what you think the word means.
Non- fiction texts provide new facts that we may not already know. Today, you will write a summary of the cycle a rock travels through. To hit this target you need to look for key words or phrases that will help us create a descriptive summary. Therefore, while we read today, your job is to write down a few important key words or phrases that will help us to create our summary after we finish reading the text. We will keep these sticky notes on a clip board.
As we continue reading pages 8-13, jot down a few more words or phrases on new sticky notes that you think are important to understanding the story. We will then share these words with your talk partner.
Turn to your talk partner and discuss the words you wrote on your sticky note. Why did you choose to write down these words or phrases?
As you continue reading, continue to jot down words on a new sticky note that you think are important to understanding the story. We will then share these words with your talk partner.
Place all of your sticky notes in sequential order.
Click on the following links to learn more about the rock cycle to answer any questions you may still have about the rock cycle. Be on the look out for three different types of rock you learned about from these websites and examples of each type of rock. Record new facts learned in your Science Notebook.
The rock cycle and rocks
Animated Rock Cycle
The Earth Floor
Rock Cycle Song(Sing to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
SEDIMENTARY rockHas been formed in layersOften found near water sourcesWith fossils from decayers
Then there's IGNEOUS rockHere since Earth was bornMolten Lava, cooled and hardenedThat's how it is formed
These two types of rocksCan also be transformedWith pressure, heat and chemicalsMETAMORPHIC they'll become.
Using the information you learned from today’s reading and research, create your own song about the rock cycle. You can choose from the tune of :
Mary Had a Little Lamb
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
In your song, be sure to include the three different types of rocks and their process of transforming.
Animated Rock Cycle:
The Rock Cycle
The Earth Floor
The Rock Cycle Song
Bailey, J. (2006). The Rock Factory: A Story About The Rock Cycle. Minnesota: Picture Window Books.