Rocks 5th Gades

Welcome 5th grade Geologists!

        For this WebQuest, you will be exploring the three types of rocks: 

                            igneous, 

                                        sedimentary, 

                                                    and metamorphic.

Grab your science notebook and a pencil because it's time to get rolling!

When you have completed this WebQuest, you will:

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                • Know the names of the three types of rocks

                                • Be able to recognize how each type of rock is formed

                                • Be able to name an example of each type of rock

                                • Be able to accurately label a diagram of the rock cycle

 

Your information will be recorded and stored in your Science Notebook 
in the form of notes and drawings.

 

Your final project will be one of three options 
which are discussed at the end of the process page.

Your journey begins...

1. To travel through the Rock Cycle, begin with starting a new page in your Science Notebook. 

            Title: Geology WebQuest

2. Create a chart on your page that looks like this:
 

Type of Rock Name Means  How it is formed Examples 
 Igneous      
 Sedimentary      
 Metamorphic      

    
3. Click here to learn about igneous rocks.

 

4. Fill in the information for the row in your chart about igneous rocks. Include at least three examples.
 

5. Click here to learn about sedimentary rocks.
 

6. Fill in the information for the row in your chart about sedimentary rocks. Include at least three examples.
 

7. Click here to learn about metamorphic rocks.

8. Fill in the information for the row in your chart about metamorphic rocks. Include at least three examples.
 

9. Make a diagram like this on your notebook page:

Rock Cycle Diagram

10. Fill in the boxes with the types of rocks and the arrows with how the rocks change as you watch this 

      Brain Pop.      

11. Now that you have some knowledge about the different types of rocks, pick a way to show what you learned:

• Comic strip
• Poster

• Short story with illustrations

 

 

12. Create a draft of your project on scratch paper and use a piece of copy paper for your colorful final copy.

 

 

These are the websites visited for this WebQuest:

 

Igneous rocks: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/igneousrocks.html

 

Sedimentary rocks: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/sedimentaryrocks.html

 

Metamorphic rocks: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/metamorphicrocks.html

 

Rock Cycle Brain Pop: https://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/rockcycle/preview.weml

 

More information can be found in the Science Fusion textbook.

                    Unit 9, Lesson 3, How Can Rocks Be Classified? (pg. 427)

                    Unit 9, Lesson 4, How Can You Model Changes in Rock? (pg. 445)

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Evaluation

You will be evaluated using four assessments.

Description: http://users.manchester.edu/student/jestrange/MatterWebQuest/j0299587.gif The Student Self Asssessment will be worth 50 points.

Description: http://users.manchester.edu/student/jestrange/MatterWebQuest/j0299587.gif The Teacher Assessment will be worth 50 points.

 

This entire project is worth 100 points.

Time to check in on our objectives: 

   • Do you know the names of the three types of rocks?

    • Do you recognize how each type of rock is formed?

    • Can you name an example of each type of rock?

    •Can you accurately label a diagram of the rock cycle?
 

■ Rocks are composed of minerals. Only a few rockforming minerals make up most of the rock on Earth. Minerals are identified on the basis of physical properties such as streak, hardness, and reaction to acid. (2.1e) ■ Rocks are classified according to their method of formation. The three classes of rocks are sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. Most rocks show characteristics that give clues to their formation conditions. (2.2g) ■ The rock cycle model shows how types of rock or rock material may be transformed from one type of rock to another. (2.2h)