Types of Rocks + the Rock Cycle!


Are you ready to learn all about rocks! As you go through this WebQuest, you will learn about the three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic! 

Types of Rocks - Igneous, Sedimentary & Metamorphic » Selftution


You are about to head down a very rocky road! As you go through your textbook, you will take notes and use the links in the Webquest all about the types of rocks and the cycle. Make sure to write down vocabulary and their definitions. Your task will be to obtain facts all about the types of rocks and how they are formed through the rock cycle! At the end of this unit, this information will be used in a rock cycle board game that you and your table partners will design!!

The rock cycle | Rock science, Rock cycle project, Rock cycle


Step One: 

Take out lined paper to prepare the Cornell notes, remember to write the sections and titles on the left side on the paper and the notes on the right. Before you start this activity, write down what you already know about rocks and the rock cycle, if you do not recall or know anything about rocks write what you would like to learn about them. You may write in bullet points or sentences. 

Step Two: 

Now that you have written down some background information and/or questions, you will be going to Kids Love Rocks, and reading the article called Types of Rocks and watching the short video that is provided. Take notes and write down important vocabulary words and feel free to draw pictures to help you identify the types of rocks. Link: https://kidsloverocks.com/types-of-rock

Step Three: 

Now that you are able to identify types of rocks and some facts about them, head over to National Geographic to read an article about The Rock Cycle. Again, take notes and write down important vocabulary words and draw pictures if you would like to. After reading the article, you will be watching a Bill Nye video all about The Rock Cycle. While watching the video, jot down notes and at the end write a five sentence summary on what you learned in the video (on a separate piece of paper). Links: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/rock-cycle/ , 

Step Four: 

Great job on watching the videos and reading the articles! Now it is time to put your knowledge to the test! 

You will be drawing out the rock cycle and labeling all the important parts. Use your notes and your textbook to help you draw the cycle correctly and make sure you are able to identify all parts and pieces. Once you are finished with the cycle, feel free to add color and check with me to make sure everything is correct. 



               5                        3                         0                  Score
         Notes Has taken well written notes, and writes in bullet points or complete sentences. Demonstrates that knowledge was learned.  Has some notes, but could have expanded on some points. Written in mostly complete sentences or bullet points. Demonstrates some knowledge was learned.  Did not take any notes   
  Video Summary  Has written a five sentence summary about what was learned in the Bill Nye video. Summary is well written.  Has written a three to four sentence summary on what was learned in the Bill Nye video, summary is semi well written.  Did not write a summary   
     Rock Cycle  Has drawn cycle well and has labeled all parts correctly.  Has drawn the cycle, but does not have all parts labeled and/or not correctly.  Did not draw and label a cycle  



Awesome job! I hope that you have successfully learned all about rocks and the rock cycle! If you are interested in learning more about rocks, the Kids Love Rocks website has more articles that you are welcome to read after completing the Webquest! 

Teacher Page


SC.4.E.6.1: Identify the three categories of rocks: igneous, (formed from molten rock); sedimentary (pieces of other rocks and fossilized organisms); and metamorphic (formed from heat and pressure).



-Bill Nye Youtube video

-Kids Love Rocks article

-Nat. Geo. article