Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rock-Cycle Stations

I love stations.

Here's an oldie but goodie.
a freebie, ready-for-print station activity from Illinois State Museum Geology Online:


Just print the dice (colored paper not required).  
Cut and tape together the dice.
Set up the stations.  
Photocopy the worksheets. 
And voilà:


The students follow the rock cycle, recording what happens to them and where they move to.  Followed by creating a cartoon strip of their travels.

It's very fun to watch because no 2 students/rocks take the same exact journey.


6 comments:

Bethanthemum said...

LOVE this idea. However, the link is no longer valid. Any idea where I can find the resources for this activity?

A Middle School Survival Guide said...

Thanks for letting me know that the link broke! What a bummer! Here is another one I found...it should work! Hope this helps!

http://sciencespot.net/Media/rockcycwkst.pdf

Heather Earley said...

Is there another link for the cubes? I couldn't seem to find it...thanks!

Jennifer Harper said...

Thank you for posting the fresh link to get the two page handout. Do you have a link to the dice and how to create the stations? It looks like a wonderfully engaging activity and I really want to use it.

Thanks,

Jenn

Kelsey Richmond said...

Here is the link to the Illinois State Museum Geology Online. It includes the whole activity with the dice.

http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/Mar192011/Ride_the_Rock_Cycle.pdf

Jennifer Harper said...

Thank you so much for sending the direct link to the activity with the dice. I had tried going to the website myself but the links would not give me the whole activity.

Jenn

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