003 - Development of Rocks

Factual Question

What are the different rock types?
How are the different rock types formed?

Key Terminology

  • Igneous
  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic
We will be defining the words above throughout the lesson, but if you are still unsure of their meaning click on the link below for help.



Activity One - Watch

  • As you watch the video on the rock cycle below answer the questions below. You also have the option of making a copy of the google doc which has the questions written in a table for you to fill in.
  1. What is an Igneous rock?
  2. How is igneous rock formed?
  3. What is sedimentary rock?
  4. How is sedimentary rock formed?
  5. What is a metamorphic rock?
  6. How are metamorphic rock formed? Use the example of granite and marble.
  7. Draw the rock cycle.

Types of Rocks and the Rock Cycle

Song of the Rocks

Year 8 - Rock Types






Activity Two - Cartoon Strip

Your task is to develop a comic strip to illustrate how the rock cycle occurs. You clearly need to show that the rock cycle does link together.
  1.  In the larger segments of you paper draw a diagram of what is happen. Don't forget to include speech bubbles and labels.
  2. Develop a story line in the 2cm section for each step of the comic strip.

        • Collect an A4 piece of paper from the classroom
        • Fold the paper in to 8 equal segments (hold the paper in the landscape position and fold in half along the short edge, then fold in half along the long edge and then fold again in half along the long edge).
        • Open up the paper and you should have 8 equal segments.
        • Draw a line with a pencil 2 cm from the bottom of the long edge and the same from the middle long divide.
Example
 

Diagram



 

Diagram
 

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 Diagram
 2cm Description of what is happening in the diagram Description of what is happening in the diagram Description of what is happening in the diagram
 

Diagram




 Diagram


 Diagram


 Diagram
 2cm Description of what is happening in the diagram Description of what is happening in the diagram Description of what is happening in the diagram


Sketch book entry

What does a comic strip look like?

The comic strip below will give you an idea of what is expected. The highlighted words emphasize key terms and what is specifically happening.

Taken From: http://msascienceonline.weebly.com/uploads/6/9/0/7/6907936/438238_orig.jpg

Key Resources

How will I be assessed?


How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.



1–2

i.   makes a limited use of terminology



3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately



5–6

i.   uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately



7–8

i.   consistently uses a range of terminology accurately




Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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S

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.



1–2

i. communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is somewhat clear




5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose




7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose






Activity Three - Review

The Rock Anthem