The Rock Cycle

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Rock Cycle Poster by margaretheCA

California Content Standards

Earth and Life History (Earth Sciences)

4. Evidence from rocks allows us to understand the evolution of life on Earth. As a basis for understanding this concept:

a.Students know Earth processes today are similar to those that occurred in the past and slow geologic processes have large cumulative effects over long periods of time.

b.Students know the history of life on Earth has been disrupted by major catastrophic events, such as major volcanic eruptions or the impacts of asteroids.

c. Students know that the rock cycle includes the formation of new sediment and rocks and that rocks are often found in layers, with the oldest generally on the bottom.

d. Students know that evidence from geologic layers and radioactive dating indicates Earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old and that life on this planet has existed for more than 3 billion years.

e. Students know fossils provide evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed.

f. Students know how movements of Earth’s continental and oceanic plates through time, with associated changes in climate and geographic connections, have affected the past and present distribution of organisms.

g. Students know how to explain significant developments

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INTERNET WEBSITES

Kids Geo - How earth was made            Identify Rocks Game

GETTING INTO THE FOSSIL RECORD          Interactive Rock Cycle 

How Geodes Are Formed                           Rocks for Kids  

DISCOVERING FOSSILS                            LIFE HAS A HISTORY        

FOSSILS by Royal Ontario Museum           DINOSAUR DIG

PALEONTOLOGY                                        'OLOGY 

WALKING WITH BEASTS                   EXPLORATIONS THROUGH TIME

POMPEII - Field Museum                         POMPEII - Discovery 

ROCKS AND WEATHERING INTERACTIVE

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Seismograph             Ground Penetrating Radar          Laser Measurement

GPS - Global Positioning System          What is a geologist/geophysicist?

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