Name: __________________________ Subject: Rocks

LET'S ROCK!

Introduction:  
  When you think about the Earth and how it is formed, what comes to mind? What is found in the innermost core of the Earth's surface? ROCKS......all kinds of different shapes, kinds,and forms.
Task:  
  What types of rocks make up the Earth's core?
Process:  
  1. First each rock detective will be put in a group of 3. Each detective in the group will choose to research either an igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic rock.


2. Each detective will first visit the following link (Link 1) to research and learn about rocks and the Rock Cycle. Please make sure to view the "interactives” as you navigate through the site.
- Link 1: http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/index.html

Must Complete: After viewing the site and researching, each detective will answer the questions under the Test your skills' section of the same website. Please make sure to print your results.

Note: This site (link 1) is meant to give each detective some background information on the three types of rocks that we are studying.



3. Next, the detectives will go the following link (Link 2) and print a copy of the "Rock Cycle Song" Each group will practice the song together.
- Link 2: cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/weiperc/RockCycleSong.doc

Note: This site is meant to give you additional information on how each rock is formed (and to test your singing skills )


4. Each detective must visit Link 3 to view a short video clip on the type of rock that he or she selected.
- Link 3: cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/weiperc/RockCycleSong.doc

Note: The clips give more information about how each type of rock is formed.



5. I advise each detective to view the next link (Link 4) and read a short passage on the three types of rocks, paying close attention to the one that you have chosen.
- Link 4: http://www.historyforkids.org/scienceforkids/geology/rocks/


Must Complete: Print out the worksheet that you need according to the type of rock that you are researching. Please gather the facts about your rock from the websites provided. If you need to review them again, please do so. Complete the worksheet on your chosen rock.

Note: If you still need more rock information, use one of the following links:
- Igneous rock: A detailed description of Igneous rocks and pictures. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Igrocks/Igrocks1.html

- Metamorphic: A detailed description of Metamorphic rocks and pictures. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Metrocks/Metrocks1.html

- Sedimentary: A detailed description of Sedimentary rocks and pictures. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Sedrocks/Sedrocks1.html







6. Now, test your skills! Play the "Name that Rock Game” provided under Link 5.
Link 5: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/name.html



7. Once each detective has completed their worksheet and discussed the game, they will meet with their team members.

Must Complete: Each team member must discuss the questions provided and place their answers in their Science journal.

Note: This information will also be used in your class presentation.
1. What are the differences between Metamorphic, Igneous, and Sedimentary?
2. What characteristic do these categories have in common, if any?
3. What are all the characteristics for a Metamorphic rock?
4. What are all the characteristics for an Igneous rock?
5. What are all the characteristics for a Sedimentary rock?





8. Lastly, your team needs to decide how they would like to present the information that they have gathered to the class. The method of presentation is up to you. However, here are some options-
1. Poster
2. Mobile
3. Collage
4. PowerPoint Presentation
5. Shoe Box Display

Note- If you have another suggestion for presenting your project, please have it first approved by your teacher before you begin preparing.




9. I hope you have enjoyed your Web Quest adventure. Have fun preparing your presentation. You are the best rock detectives!


Resources:  
 
  - Igneous rock: A detailed description of Igneous rocks and pictures. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Igrocks/Igrocks1.html

- Metamorphic: A detailed description of Metamorphic rocks and pictures. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Metrocks/Metrocks1.html

- Sedimentary: A detailed description of Sedimentary rocks and pictures. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Sedrocks/Sedrocks1.html


Evaluation:  
  1. Poster
2. Mobile
3. Collage
4. PowerPoint Presentation
5. Shoe Box Display

Conclusion:  
  Share presentations with class and other teams. All teams will reflect on the process and information found.

This Web Quest is available at (www.teacherjet.com)