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This website integrates video footage and information with lesson plans and activities to teach students about the rock cycle and rock types. Storytelling is used to help students understand the changes a rock undergoes as it passes through the rock cycle. These activities are intended to be used at the end of a unit on rocks and minerals. There are lesson plans for the activities with materials, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Video
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This interactive rock cycle shows students how all rock types are recycled into other types, and how the cycle progresses. Materials include the definitions of each rock type (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic), how they change over time, and how tectonic movements help to drive the process. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This set of lessons provides teachers with ideas on how to turn their schoolyards into a rich geologic experience that students will find familiar, easily accessible, and personally relevant. The three lesson plans feature materials on mapping, rock descriptions and geologic interpretations, ages of rocks, and dinosaur tracks. Lesson 1, "Map Your Schoolyard," teaches students what maps are, what they ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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The glossary has about 60 terms that are primarily types of volcanoes or vents, eruption types, and eruptive products. Clicking on a term displays a captioned photograph illustrating the concept and a glossary definition. Below the photgraph are related glossary terms and sometimes other information or photograph links. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Photograph, Glossary
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards
 
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This portal features an alphabetical listing of links to standard and three-dimensional (3D) images of geological and natural history-related subjects in the National Parks of the United States. The 3D images are anaglyphs and require red and cyan 3D viewing glasses. These full-size images may be slow to download. Users can click on a national park to start an image tour, use a subject index, location ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Photograph, Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology
 
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