The Rock Cycle: Recycling Processes within the Earth System

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Link to Resource: http://geologycafe.com/erosion/rock_cycle_illustrated.html
Resource Type:Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials
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Language:English
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Summary:This site contains a free, downloadable poster of the rock cycle. The rock cycle illustrates the formation, alteration, destruction, and reformation of earth materials, and typically over long periods of geologic time. The rock cycle portrays the collective system of processes, and the resulting products that form, at or below the earth surface. This illustration illustrates the rock cycle with the common names of rocks, minerals, and sediments associated with each group of earth materials: sediments, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, and igneous rocks. On a grand scale, the rock cycle is integral to the processes associated with plate tectonics. 
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-1; 4-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-3; MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; geology; high school; infographic; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; minerals; rocks
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