Investigating Different Rock Types

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/investigating-different-rock-types
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW)
Summary:In this investigation, you will explore the characteristics of various types of rocks. Why are rocks important to citizen scientists? There are a number of reasons. We live on the topmost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is made of solid rock. We also make structures out of this rock, as well as mine it for useful minerals. When you travel around your community, observe the various buildings and other structures - how many are made from rocks or materials that come from rocks?
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
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; earth science week; geology; middle school; minerals; rocks
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