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Rocks
This slide show provides basic information on the three major rock types and the rock cycle. Diagrams of the rock cycle explain the processes and changes that connect the three rock types and illustrate how one type can be changed into another. Each of the three types (sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic) are described and illustrated with photographs. Addresses for websites with additional information are also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
Requires PowerPoint
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999 - 2005 by The Earth to Class, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University in the City of New York, NY. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-787
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Geochemical cycles
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Earth2Class: Teacher's Page (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Michael J. Passow
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth to Class

Publisher: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth to Class
http://www.earth2class.org/