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Wish you could take more field trips? You can! Your own schoolyard is filled with great geologic features! This website is filled with activities and examples of what to look for to turn your schoolyard into a rich geologic experience.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Students prepare cookies the day before the activity. Students then compare and contrast different types of cookies and igneous rocks and classify them according to their structural make-up and ingredient composition.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"This discussion activity has been devised to encourage pupils to think about rock cycle processes in the context of the area outside their own school. By leading the small group discussion using questions like """"What might happen next?"""", """"And then?"""", or """"Can you think of another...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2017
This lab has students inspect sand samples under magnification and make observations on the sand's grain size, sorting, roundness of grains, and composition. It's geared toward high school level but can be adjusted for lower grades also.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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For nearly five billion years, the Earth's surface has been constantly built up and broken down by processes taking place above and below the Earth's surface, resulting in the wide range of beautiful and complex landscapes we see today. In this unit, students will continue to make connections...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Invite students to learn all about rocks with this interactive rock cycle worksheet. They choose what happens to the rock, learning the process that a rock can go through. They spin clockwise and counterclockwise, choosing their own adventure!
Grade Level   3 4
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Published in 2014
Have you ever watched a fireworks show and wondered how all the different colors -, amazing reds, yellows, oranges, blues, purples, greens, and more -, are made? The color, or colors, that a firework makes depends on what color-producing chemicals are in the firework. These chemicals are various...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Students explore a few rocks and minerals of the area. They investigate how sandstone was formed and experiment with erosion to demonstrate how local landforms are the result of sand and rock being removed. Students explore biological soil crust, and search for clues to discover how we use ocks...
Grade Level   K 1 2
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Helping pupils to understand the likely purity of minerals and rocks. Pupils can distinguish between rocks and minerals, and explain that minerals are likely to provide purer examples of compounds than rocks.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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