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Rocks

 
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Notes for Rock Study.doc

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Summary: A table for students to record information as they observe.

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My Pet Rock

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Summary: Many teachers and students have experienced the classic pet rock experiment in conjunction with a geology unit. A teacher has students bring in a “pet” rock found outside of school, and the students run geologic tests on the rock. The tests include determining...

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NASA "ROCKS" Problem-Based Learning

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Summary: With the National Science Education Standards as a driving force behind instruction, science educators must move toward classroom activities that allow students to guide their own learning experiences and form their own questions for investigation in...

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Rocks as Windows into the Past: Taking the idea of rocks as stories and developing a rock investigation

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Summary: In order to best teach fourth-grade students about rocks, the author used an empowering metaphor—rocks as stories from the past—that was applied to an entire unit. Rather than seeing rocks as lifeless, uninteresting chunks students kick while walking...

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Science Sampler: Rocks in our pockets

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Summary: Rocks contain so many stories within them that they're a natural for young scientists. To introduce students to rocks and their characteristics, begin your rocks unit with the following activities that develop their ability to make simple observations...

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Science Shorts: Science Rocks!

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Summary: It all began one Monday morning. Raymond could not wait to come to large group. In his hand, he held a chunk of white granite he had found. “Look at my beautiful rock!” he cried. The rock was passed around and examined by each student. “I wonder how rocks...

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Tried and True: Chipping away at the rock cycle

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Summary: The National Science Education Standards recommend that middle school students have a clear understanding of the history, composition, and formative processes that shape the Earth. To accomplish this goal, the authors use an engaging activity that uses...