The Rock Cycle

Rock Cycle

 
Introduction


Planet Earth has many cycles -- a cycle is a series of events that lead to one another and continue in a circle, so it is never ending. Earth has the life cycle, water cycle, even a nitrogen cycle, but one of the most important Earth cycles is the rock cycle.

Your Task

Complete the following activities:

1. Describe the word "cycle" and explain at least one everyday example of a cycle in paragraph form.

2. Write a detailed summary about each type of rock.

3. Pick a partner and make a sketch of the rock cycle. Use a large piece of paper  Be sure to label your drawing and write a paragraph to explain the drawing.



Resources

 

Rock Types:   Read the pages about each kind of rock.   Summarize the information about each one and write a detailed paragraph (web page)

 


Rock Cycle






Evaluation

CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Organization Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs. Information is organized with somewhat well-constructed paragraphs. Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed. The information appears to be disorganized.
Amount of Information All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each. All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 sentences about each. All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 sentence about each. One or more topics were not addressed.
Mechanics No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors. Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
Paragraph Construction All paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence. Most paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence. Paragraphs included related information but were typically not constructed well. Paragraphing structure was not clear and sentences were not typically related within the paragraphs.
Internet Use Successfully uses suggested Internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.

 

Reference:  http://www.todaysteacher.com/JourneyToMtRockmore.htm