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NASA Learning Objects: The Rock Cycle (STARDATE SITE)

NASA Learning Objects: The Rock Cycle (STARDATE SITE)

From the STARDATE Website, we have an activity that supports CDE Standards for 7th Grade Science (EARTH and LIFE SCIENCE 4C). It states that students should know that the rock cycle includes the formation of new sediment and rocks and that rocks are often found in layers, with the oldest generally on the bottom. This activity combines the concept of Earth’s rock cycle with the characteristics of other planets in the solar system. After learning about Earth’s rock cycle and the basic characteristics of objects in the solar system, students can consider how to extend this concept to other objects. The student’s goal is to create a rock cycle for each selected solar system object.

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