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

81 comments:

  1. Great fun hands on ideas! But what about how this applies or relates to people and our everyday world?

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  2. What a *GREAT* way to teach the Rock Cycle! I'm going to use this in class next week!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. I really like your rock cycle on the paper plates. Would you be willing to share the handout the kids used to cut out the parts?

    Thanks,

    Jenn
    jharper@wswsu.org

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  4. I agree with Jenn! This is awesome!!! Can I have the handout as well? Thanks!

    hudsonaveri@lakelocal.org

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  5. oooo-- this just came at the PERFECT time! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!! May I please get a copy of your handout as well?? THANKS!!

    lolwithlori@gmail.com

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  6. I have seen it floating around pinterest and have been trying to print it for tomorrow's class with no luck. Would you mind sharing? teaquesmith@gmail.com thanks!

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  7. I would love a copy too, if you don't mind! onepathchristianacademy@yahoo.com Thank you!!

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  8. I'd also love a copy of the handout! Love it!

    danamueller@fz.k12.mo.us

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  9. I'd love a copy of the handout too! Thank you!
    Kristin.Tharp@portage.k12.in.us

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  10. I love the song and I would love to complete the handout with my fourth grade. Please send a copy if you can. Dbart2@schools.nyc.gov
    Thank you!

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  11. Love the handout! Please send kaylamal89@cox.net

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  12. Could I please get a copy as well :) Thanks! alocatis@archwayscottsdale.org

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  13. Hey, Can I also get a copy of the handout? Would love to do this activity with my fifth grade class!

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  14. Hi, I agree. Is there anyway I could also receive a copy to go along with the paper plate activity? Thank you! So creative!

    kwashburn@mrsd.org

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  15. Can you please send me a copy also? This is great!! Thanks so much!
    lacie.hansen@ops.org

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  16. Could I please get a copy of your rock cycle template? Thank you! Amazing and inspiring work :)

    andrea.cremona@tcdsb.org

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  17. Could I get a copy of this? It is so cute!

    gatesbe@hotmail.com

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  18. Could you please send a template? Thank you!

    beanwedding2010@gmail.com

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  19. Can i get a copy of rock cycle as well .
    naziaharoon@hotmail.com

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  20. Hi! I LOVE this idea! Would you mind sending me the handout that goes on the plate? You are wonderful to create it! You could sell it on Teachers Pay Teachers. I'd buy it! My email is emily.edman@nebo.edu. Thank you!!

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  21. I agree, and would also like to have this handout that goes on the plate. I am starting my rock unit next week, and am always looking for something new to use. Thanks for sharing with me, my email is bruss@tuslawschools.org. Thanks so much. YOU ROCK!

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  22. It looks as though all us teachers are thinking the same thing! This Rock Cycle lesson ROCKS! I am already putting portions of it in my plans right now. I would appreciate a copy of the plate handout if you wouldn't mind. Please send it to TiffanyAYeomans@gmail.com Thanks for sharing such a great lesson! I bet your students are thrilled to learn every day!! :)

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  23. Could I please get a copy of your rock cycle template? I would love to do this activity with my 3rd graders. Super fun! Thank you! :)

    trjones24@gmail.com

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  24. I would also love a copy of your rock cycle template! Thanks!
    shv629@gmail.com

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  25. Could I please get a copy of the this rock cycle template! This would be great!!
    Thanks!

    dwyerc@knights.ucf.edu

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  26. Could I please get a copy of this rock cycle template? This would be awesome!
    khughes@wsesu.net

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    1. I never got a template, did anyone else?

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  27. Awesome and creative ideas! I would love to get a copy of the rock cycle template!
    tara.anderson@umontana.edu

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  28. Is there any way i can get a copy of the rock cycle template?! That is so cool! The students would love that!
    wattsa557@gmail.com :) cute song too!

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  29. This is awesome! My students will love this idea. Can I have a copy as well of the template? jessical.donovan@cms.k12.nc.us

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  30. I love the idea of putting the diagram on a plate! Can I have a copy of the template too? Thanks! :)

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  31. I love this idea. May I get a copy of the template as well. My email is dtchme@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!! Awesome way for the kids to visualize the rock cycle!!

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  32. I love the colors and graphics. May I get a copy of the template? Thank you!!!
    melody.hunt@cms.k12.nc.us

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  33. I love the song and the plate. May I get a copy of the template? Thank you!!! millett.kari@meridianschools.org

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  34. May I get a copy of the template? My email is lkarnes@shs.k12.mo.us. Thanks!!!

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  35. Love this!!! Can I have a link or copy of the template?
    mdaywebster@gmail.com

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  36. What great ideas!! Can I get a copy of your template?? KCassidy1112@gmail.com

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  37. Would love a copy, too.
    jktopp1@gmail.com

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  38. Hi there,
    Awesome ideas! Would love a copy ASAP! beesly41@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  39. Can I have a copy of the template? asmalley@arabcityschools.org

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  40. Hi,
    Terrific Activity! Could I please have a copy of the rock cycle template you used?

    Thanking you in advance.

    Sara_E_Klinesmith@mcpsmd.org

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  41. Could I PLEASE get a copy of your rock cycle template? It looks perfect. Thank you!
    jenn.longman@gmail.com

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  42. I would love a copy of your rock cycle poster and plate templates. It would be great for my class.

    hayesfam5@sbcglobal.net

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  43. Amazing! I would also like a copy of the template and poster. The song is adorable--wish I could sing!

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  44. May I also have a copy of the paper plate rock cycle template? Thank you for your wonderful ideas!
    icashawn@hotmail.com

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  45. My kids loved this!

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  46. I like PENlS in My Hole

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  47. Wonderful and creative idea!!! Please send copy of template. Thanks!!! Email: msimpson@greenville.k12.sc.us

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  48. Love all the ideas! Please share a copy of the template
    and poster. thank you!

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  49. I would love a copy of this template to make the rock cycle with my students on a paper plate. Great ideas! cwestergard@wsd.net

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  50. May I please have a copy as well, looks like a great and fun way to teach the Rock Cycle? Keyraud@smfc.k12.ca.us

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  51. Hello! I stumbled upon this post, and was surprised to see the graphic designed by our Nature Center. I am the manager of the North Mountain Park Nature Center in Ashland Oregon, and we use that Rock Cycle diagram in our K-5 educational programs. Just FYI: You can find the image in a background booklet on our website: www.ashland.or.us/curriculum
    Glad you all like it so much!

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  52. I would love a copy of this template to make the rock cycle with my students on a paper plate. Great ideas!
    garlockaj@gm.sbac.edu

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  53. Great ideas. I would also love a copy of the template to make the rock cycle on paper plates. Cindy.Spearman@lkdsb.net

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  54. Would you be willing to share this with me? I am teaching this now with 4th graders. cincurr@aol.com

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  55. Great ideas! I'd love to get a template of the rock cycle as well. My email is: janel@rupertreyneke.com

    Thanks!!

    Janel

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  56. Love the paper plate project! Can you send me a copy please? jbroxson@pcsfl.org

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  57. I would love a copy of that fancyfreein4th@gmail.com

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  58. I would also love a copy! Please and thank you! ejones@pps.net

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  59. This is a great idea! I would love a copy please natalie_pileggi@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

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  60. Can you send me a copy? So excited to do this with my class.
    mwfoster21@gmail.com

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  61. My students and I had a lovely time learning about rocks with this song!

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  62. First year teaching grade 4. I was teaching 3 types of rocks today and found it boring as so did the kids. I think your template of the rock cycle would make it easier for the kids and give them a visual to learn from. I would love a copy of your template please. jmdl1272@gmail.com

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  63. May I have the template please. krystal.hightower@cowetaschools.net

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  64. I just came across your post and I would love a copy of your Rock Cycle plate activity. Thanks, Justin justin.heid@fcps.org :-)

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  65. Could I also have a copy of your rock cycle! Thank you! email: jill_papesch@hotmail.com

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  66. Could I please get a copy of the rocky cycle diagram handout to use with my class? Thank you!
    casie.dwyer@ocps.net

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  67. Will you please send me a copy of the handout? Thanks! mrs.koehlmoos@elkhornvalleyschools.org

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  69. Any way I could get a copy of the handout? I stumbled across your blog and LOVE it! You ROCK! (Haha) we are doing rock cycle this week! Beccabrealey@yahoo.com

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  70. These are great ideas to teach about the rock cycle! May I have a copy of your template? Thank you! melanie.miller64@gmail.com

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  71. I too would like a copy. t.ayers@oursaviorsschool.net

    Thank you!

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  72. Awesome idea...I would love a copy of the template! pkpotter@pisd.us Thanks!!

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  73. Awesome idea...I would love a copy of the template! pkpotter@pisd.us Thanks!!

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  74. If the template is available may I please get it as well? snoller@usd269.net. thanks.

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  75. Love this! We used a YouTube video with a similar theme in our kids' science class for ages 3 - 7 when we were studying earth science / rocks. (Learn more about the class at www.InventorsOfTomorrow.com) We used it primarily as a rhythm activity - practicing the stomp stomp clap while they listened to the song. Next year, maybe we'll try singing your version!

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  76. I would love the template for this! I am DEFINITELY going to use your song!
    mchesser77@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  77. I would love a copy of the rock cycle template also. Thank you. cyarnell@thesummitprep.org

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  78. I would love a copy of the rock cycle template and the song. Thanks for the ideas! kkohrmund@fcps.edu

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