Have You Got Rocks In Your Head?

Being on Island 109 at CPCS does have it adventures, and one of them has to do with one we dig and eat. Yummy!

Look at these fascinating sites to see how rocks are formed.  Be prepared to complete the rock cycle with a little help from our friends on the web and the Earth Science Rock Jammers. 

Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rock Video

Mohs Hardness Scale How important is this in our daily lives?

The Dynamic Earth  Click on the videos to read about the changing earth.

Scholastic Video of Recycling, the Rock Cycle

How do rocks on earth compare with rocks on the moon? What do you think?  Check out this video from NASA to see what they have learned.

 

Sites for Rock Cycle and Identification Research

Two of the most important cycles you will learn about in science class are the rock cycle and the water cycle. For now let’s examine the rock cycle and it significance.

Rocks are books that are written literally in stone, made of composites of minerals, some rare and often unique.  These are the substances that have a history of their own and it is up to us to observe and recreate the story they have to tell. Enjoy the adventure.  I hope your findings will fascinate you about the many wonders of the earth for a lifetime.

 

Earth Floor

USGS Geology in the Parks

Geological Time Line

Children’s Museum GeoMyssteries

Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom

Geomystery   Identify the Object: Is it a rock, mineral, or a fossil?  See where your search takes you.  How good was your prediction?  Was it one based on prior knowledge? If so, what was it? 

 Idaho Public Television Dialogue for Kids