Learn more about the geologic cycle all rocks are born from and the many everyday uses of rocks and minerals!
This presentation introduces students to rock classification and the rock cycle, using hands-on, interactive activities to reinforce concepts learned.
Students will have the chance to be a geologist as they classify rock specimens in all stages of the cycle, delving into the amazing processes which transform them.
Explore the differences between rocks and minerals, while discovering the many practical applications they are used for every day.
See why rocks and minerals are so fascinating, and how they make up an essential part of our lives!
Recommended for 3rd Grade and above
Download TEKS-based curriculum below.
These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.
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