The Rock Cycle

The Rock Cycle

Author: Tim Keasling
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Different types of rocks

4th grade, Science standard "4.a. Students know how to differentiate among igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks by referring to their properties and methods of formation (the rock cycle)" http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/sciencest..

Big question: How are rocks formed, and what processes influence their formation.

Source: California Department of Education. (2009, June 11). http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/sciencestnd.pdf

Rock Cycle video

Click on the video and watch this YouTube video that shows how rocks are formed and what processes form the different rocks.

Source: callieekirsch. (2013, November 3) the rock cycle introduction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqbjjPNMK-g

Click on the link and read this article, it will help answer the questions.


Source: KIds-Fun-Science.com, (2011-2015). http://www.kids-fun-science.com/rock-cycle.html

Click on the source link and read the first article on the web site and answer the following questions.


Source: Rock Cycle Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks. http://geography.about.com/cs/physicalgeography1/a/rockcycle.htm