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Rock classification webquest

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  • Title: Classifying Rocks Description: Characteristics used t Title: Classifying Rocks Description: Characteristics used to identify rocks and 3 main categories of rocks Grade Level: 3-6 Curriculum: Science Keywords: classify rocks, identify characteristics, color, texture, mineral composition, origin, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock o identify rocks and 3 main categories of rocks Title: Classifying Rocks Description: Characteristics used to identify rocks and 3 main categories of rocks Grade Level: 3-6 Curriculum: Science Keywords: classify rocks, identify characteristics, color, texture, mineral composition, origin, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock Grade Level: 3-6 Curriculum: Science Keywords: classify rocks, identify characteristics, color, texture, mineral composition, origin, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock
  • OH NO! Professor Rockbottom asked you to retrieve his rock collection from the storage closet. On the way back to the laboratory you tripped! Several of the rocks have fallen out of the case. Now you have to determine whether the rocks should be returned to the Igneous Rock, Sedimentary Rock, or the Metamorphic Rock compartment. Complete the following web quest to help you repair the Professors collection and discover what characteristics geologists use to identify rocks.
  • Students will be given & shown three different examples of rocks. They will use geography websites provided by the web quest which contain charts and information distinguishing rock characteristics to correctly classify each rock as igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. Once the rocks have been identified they can be returned to their proper places in Professor Rockbottoms collection.
  • : Using at least 5 of the websites listed in the Resource Section to create a rock record sheet (see resources print one copy per rock sample) for each of the three rock samples. Answer the questions on the sheet to help you classify each rock sample as either, Igneous, Sedimentary, or Metamorphic. Use detailed observations. Be sure to make note of the websites you use on the record cards.

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  • Classifying Rocks Title: Classifying Rocks Description: Characteristics used to identify rocks into 3 main categories Grade Level :4-6 Curriculum: Science Keywords: classify rocks, identify characteristics, color, texture, mineral composition, origin, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock
  • Introduction OH NO! Professor Rockbottom asked you to retrieve his rock collection from the storage closet. On the way back to the laboratory you tripped! Several of the rocks have fallen out of the case. Now you have to determine whether the rocks should be returned to the Igneous Rock, Sedimentary Rock, or the Metamorphic Rock compartment. Complete the following web quest to help you repair the Professors collection and discover what characteristics geologists use to identify rocks.
  • Task Students will be given & shown three different rock samples. They will use geology websites provided by the web quest which contain charts and information to distinguish the rocks characteristics. Students will then classify each rock as either igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. Once the rocks have been identified they can be returned to their proper places in Professor Rockbottom’s collection.
  • Process : Using at least 5 of the websites listed in the Resource Section to create a rock record sheet (see resources print one copy per rock sample) for each of the three rock samples. Answer the questions on the sheet to help you classify each rock sample as either, Igneous, Sedimentary, or Metamorphic. Use detailed observations. Be sure to make note of the websites you use on the record sheet. Rock#1 Rock#3 Rock#2
  • Internet Resources
    • Title: Rock Hounds
    • URL: http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/create/metamorph.htm
    • Title: Interactive Rock Cycle
    • URL: http:// www.annenbergmedia.org/interactives/rockcycle/types.html
    • Title: Mineral Galleries
    • URL : http:// www.galleries.com/rocks/pumice.htm
    • Title: About. Com Geology
    • URL: http://geology.about.com/od/rocks/ig/igrockindex/rocpicpumice.htm
    • Title: Rocks for Kids
    • URL: http:// www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/identification.html#Colour
    • Title: Geoman’s Rock Identification
    • URL: http://jersey.uoregon.edu/~mstrick/MinRockID/RockID/RockIDChart.html
    • Title: Scilinks
    • URL: www.scilinks.org/searchbycode.aspx
    • Title: Rocks and Fossils
    • URL: www.sciencepppst.com/rocks.html
    • Print Resources
    • Prentice Hall Science Explorer Inside Earth -Pearson (on line edition available)
  • Conclusion:
    • Congratulations! At the end of this web quest, you will have gained the skills necessary to classify rocks into the Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rock categories! You have learned what characteristics geologists use to determine rock types. You have also helped Professor Rockbottom, retrieve is precious rock collection. If you enjoyed this web quest feel free to check out Title: Interactive Rock Cycle http:// www.annenbergmedia.org/interactives/rockcycle/types.html to create an online rock collection of your own!
    • Credits & Acknowledgments:
    • Geology.com
    • www.pppst/clipart
    • www.dreamstime.com
    • Microsoft word clipart
  • Rubric
    • Rock Identification Rubric
    • Score 3 Criteria-
    • Student correctly identified all 3 rock samples
    • provided evidence for choice
    • Student filled in classifying chart using detailed observations & scientific vocabulary
    • Drawings neatly done and labeled
    • Score 2 Criteria-
    • Student correctly identified 2 or more of the rock samples, provided some evidence for choices
    • Classifying chart provides some detailed observation, little scientific vocabulary
    • Drawings are present ,partially labeled
    • Score 1 Criteria
    • Student correctly identified 1 or none of the rock samples, provided little or no evidence for identification choice
    • Classifying chart contains, few observations no scientific vocabulary
    • Drawings are sloppy, few or no labels
  • Rock Data Record Sheet
    • Rock number ___________
    • Drawing
    • Description of Rock
    • Mineral Composition & Color _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    • Size _________________________________________
    • Texture
    • ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    • Choose one: Coarse grained or Fine grained
    • Supporting evidence for choice is ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    • Choose one: Banded or non-banded
    • Supported evidence for choice is ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    • Conclusion: According to the evidence presented Rock # ______ is…______________________________________________________________.