Lesson 4: What Are You Made Of? The Rock Composition & Rock Cycle
Rock Cycle Journey
Materials / Preparation
Students work individually.
Read through the Rock Cycle Journey Instructions (page 19 in the Mountain Building Journal) before beginning the activity. Note page 20 of the Journal is an example for students on how to complete the worksheets.
Some students may become frustrated if they get stuck in one spot on the cycle for several rolls of the dice. Reassure the students that this is not uncommon and is in fact what happens in nature.
Part I: Rock Cycle Game
Part II: Cartoons
Students will use pages 24 & 25 of the Mountain Building Journal. After their journey is complete, students create a cartoon of how their adventures in the rock cycle occurred. Points are given for use of correct terms. Page 24 in the Journal provides a space for students to write the script for the cartoon. The cartoon page is divided into 12 boxes—room for 12 drawings.
Evaluate the students’ journey logs, scripts, cartoons and review and reflection.
Students may need to finish their cartoons as homework.
Have students create a story or a travel brochure about the rock cycle.