RFG 2018 Conference

Rocks

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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

Aurichalcite sample
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This discussion activity has been devised to encourage pupils to think about rock cycle...

World Earthquake Epicenters
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this activity, students will use an accelerometer (iPhone, laptop or USB) to kinesthetically...

Education and Outreach
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

In this unit, your students will study fossils. Fossils are any evidence of past plant or animal...

 

Teaching Media Resources

San Andreas Fault line
Resource Type: Image Collections

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

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...

Imperial Valley, California liquifaction
Resource Type: Image Collections

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

 

Outreach Programs

Mississippi River Watershed
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Maps of Mississippi geology, fact sheets, Energy library, publications; Location: Jackson, MS...

California radio disk
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Curates a mineral, gem, meteorite, ore and rocks exhibition, research, seminars; Location: New...

Variety of Minerals
Resource Type: School-based Outreach Programs

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