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Name: ______________________________________Date: ________________________Student Exploration: Rock ClassificationVocabulary:extrusive igneous rock, foliation, fossil, igneous rock, intrusive igneous rock, metamorphic rock,mineral crystals, sedimentary rock, strata, textureIntroduction:Based on how they formed, rocks are classified asigneous,sedimentary, ormetamorphic. The texture and appearance of a rockgivecluesabout how the rock was formed. If we want to investigate howawesome natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Arches NationalParks are formed, we first need to find clues about whattype of rocktheycontain. To help us investigate these incredible rock formations, we willuse two gizmo simulations, 1 - Rock Classification, and 2 - Rock Cycle.This simulation contains three activities to support our investigations:Activity A – classify rocks as igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic(Gizmo - Rock Classification)Activity B – determine where different types of rocks form and categorize igneous rocks as intrusive orextrusive.(Gizmo - Rock Classification)Activity C - Trace the path of a piece of rock through the rock cycle to explore the possibletransformations from one type of rock into another(Gizmo - Rock Cycle)Gizmo Warm-up Rock ClassificationRocks are classified by how they formed.The three types are:Igneous rocksform from cooling magma or lava.Sedimentary rocksform from the bonding of rock fragments such assand, silt, or clay; from organic materials; and from chemicalsdissolved in water.Metamorphic rocksform when other rocks are changed by heat andpressure.In theRock ClassificationGizmo, you will get to explore thesethree types of rocks. Think about how each typeof rock is formed.

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Term
Winter
Professor
Lapham
Tags
Rock Cycle, Extrusive igneous rock

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