■ 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)
Welcome 5th grade Geologists!
For this WebQuest, you will be exploring the three types of rocks:
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:
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:
10. Fill in the boxes with the types of rocks and the arrows with how the rocks change as you watch this
11. Now that you have some knowledge about the different types of rocks, pick a way to show what you learned:
• Comic strip
• 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:
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)
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?