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Geology

Geology

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Author: juan garcia
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MS-ESS2-1.  Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.  [Clarification Statement:  Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials.] [Assessment Boundary:  Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.]

This tutorial is aimed at 7th grade earth science. It will focus on erosion and rock formation.

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Tutorial

Procedure

You will read the material provided via the web links to learn the material and find the answers to the questions on the quiz.

Here is a link to an interactive website with a list of short passages on the rock cycle. Please read sections: introduction, the types of rocks, and how rocks change. Feel free (although not required) to do the activities or watch the animations provided.

http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/index.html

Here is a web link to erosion and the weathering down of rocks and land in the Arctic.

http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/earths-changing-surface/the-forces-that-change-the-face-of-earth

Bill Nye The Science guy takes on erosion and weathering.

The "Big" question...

After reading and viewing the material provided, think of your hometown and/or surrounding area. Evaluate it and provide an example of erosion or an example of one of the steps in the rock cycle. Explain your answer on a sheet of paper.