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I'm a Rolling Stone
In this investigation, students locate a round or spherical naturally-occurring rock and take notes about its location and their reasons for selecting it. After measuring the rock and assessing some of its properties, they will answer a series of questions to determine the type of environment that would create a round rock, as well as the different types of weathering and components of the rock's internal structure that might contribute to its shape.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Field activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Glenn Dolphin.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-049
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Glenn Dolphin
Union Endicott Central School District

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation