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Rock and the Rock Cycle
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; Copyright 2000-06 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-642
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Windows to the Universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/

Contact: Jennifer Bergman
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)