Crayon Rock Cycle

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8
Publication Date:2004
Summary:"In this activity, students take a """"crayon rock"""" through different parts of the rock cycle. Students first create """"sediments"""" by shaving crayons to create a pile of bits and pieces (sediments)). Next, students apply pressure to the """"sediments"""" causing them to stick together. This """"sedimentary rock"""" is then heated until it gets soft, creating a """"metamorphic rock."""" The students apply more heat to melt the """"metamorphic rock"""" creating an """"igneous rock."""""
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; middle school; rocks
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