Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Journey Through the Rock Cycle

We had some fun this week exploring the many paths matter can take traveling around the rock cycle.  We took on the persona of a type of rock (igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic) and then used special dice to guide us around the cycle.  It was easy to see that there is not one path through the cycle and that it goes on forever!  Some students are using this experience as motivation to write a narrative about the rock cycle.  Others are creating a children's picture book about the cycle to share with their younger proteges in Ms. Kirsten's room!

Specially made dice guided us through the changes matter goes through as it moves through the rock cycle.

Students moved around the classroom rolling the rock cycle dice while exploring the many paths through the cycle.  

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