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Activity Overview


Rocks can be classified as sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Each type of rock is a different part of the rock cycle, and is formed in different ways. In this activity, students will create a chart that illustrates the different types of rocks. In addition to providing examples, encourage students to write a description of the rock and how it is formed. As an extended activity, have students examine the differences between intrusive and extrusive rocks.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Group



Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a chart with examples of the different rock types.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Label each column with the names of the different rock types.
  3. Use the internet, books, or your own knowledge to find three examples of each rock type.
  4. Write the names of these examples in the description boxes.
  5. Search for images of these examples and include them in the cell.
  6. Save and submit the assignment.


Rubric

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Examples
Give three examples for each category with images.
Proficient
33 Points
Emerging
16 Points
Beginning
0 Points
Categories
All the categories are correctly identified.
Most of the categories are correctly identified.
Some of the categories are correctly identified.
Examples
There are three correct examples for each category, with images.
There are two correct examples for each category, with images.
There is one correct example for each category, with images.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.




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