Thursday, December 10, 2009

Metamorphic Rock

We had a "smashing" time learning about metamorphic rock! Not only did we learn that metamorphic rock is formed by a rock undergoing massive heat and pressure, we also got a little snack!

We observed our rock..(ahem..snickers!) and drew a picture of it.

After that, we applied tons of heat and pressure to our poor little rock..(ahem..snickers!) and watched it transform into something that looked very different that when we started!

We squeezed our rock, put a book on our rock, stood on our rock, and sat on our rock!

We learned that heat and pressure makes metamorphic rock...and we also learned that a squished snicker bar tastes way better than a normal shaped one!

Science is "sweeeet"!
Mrs. M

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


There are no new vocabulary words this week. The words from last week are the same this week. There will be a spelling and vocabulary test this Friday, December 11 and it will be counted twice! Make sure you are studying those words!

Mrs. M

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Igneous Rock!

Igneous rock is formed by cooling magma. We had fun learning about this!

Just like lava hardens as it cools, so does wax and CHOCOLATE!Candle Volcano! As the wax cools, it hardens! Just like igneous rock!
This is our chocolate, excuse me "lava", as it cooled and hardened on our desks!

Rock on!
Mrs. M

Sedimentary Rock!

While learning about Sedimentary rock, we made a yummy model! Sedimentary rock is formed by the compaction and cementation of sediments. Sediments come from other rocks being weathered. Our model represented the formation of sediementary rock, but we got to use food!
First, We weathered Graham crackers in tiny crumbs!

We then added other types of sediment (Sugar!) and Fossil fuels (butter)! We pressed our sediements in the pie pan and put them into the toaster oven to bake. Our rocks came out hard and tasty!
This model Rocked!!
Mrs. M

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The rock Cycle

We have been studying the rock cycle! Looks complicated doesn't it? Well, its really not! Over the next few days we will study each type of rock and how it is formed...this could get yummy!

We also learned a new song! We will ROCK you!
We will we will rock you!
we will we will rock you!

Volcanos erupt with lava so hot
it cools and hardens and its igneous rock cuz
rocks can change...all over this place...
they weather, and melt, and get rearranged!

We will we will rock you!
we will we will rock you!

Rock gets weathered into tiny tiny rocks
layers and layers get piled on top
it gets compacted, its elementary
this rock will become sedimentary

we will we will rock you
we will we will rock you!

Any type of rock under heat and pressure
becomes metamorphic and thats for sure
cuz rocks can change, all over this place..
they weather, and melt and get rearranged

we will we will rock you
we will we will rock you!
My job "rocks"!
Mrs. M

Week Thirteen Vocabulary

Week Thirteen Vocabulary
Novmeber 30 – December 4, 2009
Your spelling and vocabulary test will be on Friday, December 4th . You will be responsible for knowing how to spell each word correctly and the definition for each word.

1. Igneous rock- rock formed from cooled magma or lava.
2. Sedimentary rock- rock that formed when sediments were pressed and cemented together.
3. Metamorphic rock- rock that formed when another kind of rock was squeezed and heated deep inside Earth’s crust.
4. Rock cycle- the process of rocks changing into other kinds of rock.
5. Fossils- the remains or traces of an organism that lived long ago.
6. Volcano- a mountain built up from hardened lava, rocks, and ash that erupted out of Earth.
7. Lava-melted rock that flows out of the ground onto Earth’s surface.
8. Magma- melted rock below Earths surface