by Megan Coulbourne, Matthew Whaley

Students will use the links and activities to help them learn about the three different types of rocks and the rock cycle. They will then use this knowledge to write from the rock's perspective, its life story. Students will have a choice of different medias for their final presentation.

Introduction

 It's a sad day.

Our class pet rock has passed away.

All of us were really close,

But I think that I knew her most

And now her life story I must convey.

 

Rocks follow a cycle, similar to the water cycle or life cycle.  There are three main types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.  It doesn't matter where in the cycle a rock is first created, at some point it will go through each phase and continue to repeat over the years.