Ch 22.3 Rocks and the Rock Cycle

Ch 22.3 Rocks and the Rock Cycle

Author: deirdre carney
  • Classify rocks as igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic
  • Explain how different types of rocks form
  • Describe the processes by which rocks continually change from one type to another in the rock cycle

Nevada State Standard

E.8.C.1 Students know sedimentary rocks and fossilsprovide evidence for changing environments and the constancy of geologic processes. E/S

E.12.C.1 Students know how successive rock strata and fossils can be used to confirm the age, history, and changing life forms of the Earth, including how this evidence is affected by the folding, breaking, and uplifting of layers. E/S

Next Generation Science Standards

MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

HS-ESS2-3. Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection. 




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Chapter 22.3 Rocks and the Rock Cycle

Read Chapter 22.3 page 670-675. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-What are the three major groups of rocks
-How do igneous rocks form
-How are sedimentary rocks classified
-How do metamorphic rocks formed
-How can one type of rock change into another

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Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Online - Interactive activity: Rock Cycle

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Read and complete the interactive site on the Rock Cycle. Be sure to print out the results of your Quiz at the end of the activity. Turn in for credit.


Video Clip:Clastic Sedimentary Rocks

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: Chemical & Biological Sedimentary Rocks

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: Igneous Rocks

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

video Clip: Metamorphism

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.