RFG 2018 Conference

Rocks

Rocks are mixtures of one or more minerals. Sedimentary rocks are made of solid, loose pieces of rocks (in the form of sand, silt, clay, and gravel), or the remains of living things found at the surface of the Earth, that over a very long period of time, has become compacted and cemented into sedimentary rock. Igneous rocks come from melted rock material, or magma, that lies beneath Earth’s surface. Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have become changed by intense heat or pressure while forming.

Teaching Resources from the Education Resources Network

Curricula & Instruction Resources

Variety of Minerals
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Make learning the rock cycle easy with these finger movements.

Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The homework site for Teachers! These Earth and Space Science resources contain lesson plans,...

Fluorite sample
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

These Kindergarten-Graduate level earth science resources talk about: atmosphere and weather,...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Gold sample
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of career images related to geology and rocks from the Earth Science World...

Mauna Ulu on the east rift of Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of igneous rock images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

San Andreas Fault line
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of metamorphic rock images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

 

Outreach Programs

Students studying soils
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes...

Brooks Coal Mine, Colorado, circa 1905
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Weis isn’t your grandfather’s museum full of dusty old glass cases — although we’ve got some...

Variety of Minerals
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

In addition to producing tomorrow's leaders in science and medicine, public outreach is another...