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Technology Infused Into Science, 8th grade

The Rock Cycle

  • Computer with Internet access
  • digital camera (optional)
  • scanner (optional)
  • Internet browser
  • Microsoft® Excel
  • Multiple samples of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. At least five samples of each rock type is best, to allow students to compare and contrast the characteristics they are classified by. Enough samples for groups of four to work with them is preferable.

Sedimentary Pictures

Metamorphic Pictures

Igneous Pictures

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Science, Technology
8 (1 weeks) 50 minute class periods
Essential Question
How does change affect cycles?
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Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund
Intel Teach to the Future
Round Rock ISD
University of North Texas