In this activity, students observe the properties of three unlabelled rocks – one igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. They then read a short paragraph about rock types and compare the properties of their rocks with the properties listed in the paragraph. Students use their observations and this information to identify which is an igneous, which is a sedimentary and which is a metamorphic rock. This information is used to create a 3D mind-map of the rock cycle.
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