Types of Rocks & Rock Cycle Unit


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Throughout this three-week, low-prep unit, students investigate how rocks are identified and classified from one another. Thereafter, students study how a rock changes from one type to another.

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The 4,000 or so minerals found in Earth’s crust serve as the building blocks of rocks.  Thus far, students have learned key identification tools that scientists use to recognize different types of minerals. They will now use this knowledge to further understand different identification tools that are used to distinguish different rocks.

The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Rocks Lesson Plan
  • Rocks PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Rock Cycle PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Igneous Rock Practice Worksheets (two versions) & Answer Keys
  • Sedimentary Rock Practice Worksheets (three versions) & Answer Keys
  • Metamorphic Rock Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Rocks Quiz & Answer Key
  • Rocks and Minerals WebQuest
  • Rock Cycle Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Rocks & Minerals Review PowerPoint Presentation
  • Rocks & Minerals Review blank bingo cards
  • Classifying Rocks Using a Key & Answer Key
  • Identifying Rocks Lab & Answer Key
  • Rocks Differentiated Extension Assignment & Rubric


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 165+
Teaching Duration: 3 Weeks

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