California Academy of Sciences: Rock Cycle Roundabout
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After playing a board game to learn how to differentiate the three ways rocks can form, students analyze maps of local topography, water sources, and volcanic activity, to better understand how geology affects a given region.

They also experience scale, recognizing geologic processes as fast or extremely gradual.

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Science Topics
Geology, Volcanoes
K-6, Middle School, Educator
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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