Type:

Interactive

Description:

This is a lab students can eat. Using different colors of candy chips, students act upon the chips modeling erosion, pressure and heat to eventually model one cycle of the rock cycle.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

"rock cycle" Earth cycle process lab model

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-03-09.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource starts with a graphic organizer on which students describe the various ways rocks can transform from one type to another. A basic rubric is also included, though perhaps too general to give students helpful feedback. The lab activity itself uses chocolate / other chips to model erosion, pressure and heat and is highly engaging for its target audience – middle school – and can be done with inexpensive, easily accessible materials.

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