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Rock Cycle Webquest!
Name: _______________________
Date: _____________ Period: ___
Part 1
1. Go to the following website:
http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/index.html
2. Click on “Begin with Types of Rocks”. Read over the description of Igneous, Metamorphic and
Sedimentary rocks. Then scroll to the bottom and examine the “What to look for” chart!
3. Write down the six clues below:
a) ___________ b) ___________ c) ___________ d) ___________ e) ___________ f) ___________
4. Then click “Next: Start your collection”. Click Begin. Click on each of the six rocks to identify them and
read a brief description.
Igneous, Metamorphic
or Sedimentary?
Name of Rock
Share two facts about this rock!
(Do your best to use your
knowledge to classify each
rock!)
1._____________________
2._____________________
3._____________________
4._____________________
5._____________________
6._____________________
Rock Cycle Webquest!
Name: _______________________
Date: _____________ Period: ___
Part 1
1. Go to the following website:
http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/index.html
2. Click on “Begin with Types of Rocks”. Read over the description of Igneous, Metamorphic and
Sedimentary rocks. Then scroll to the bottom and examine the “What to look for” chart!
3. Write down the six clues below:
a) ___________ b) ___________ c) ___________ d) ___________ e) ___________ f) ___________
4. Then click “Next: Start your collection”. Click Begin. Click on each of the six rocks to identify them and
read a brief description.
Igneous, Metamorphic
or Sedimentary?
Name of Rock
Share two facts about this rock!
(Do your best to use your
knowledge to classify each
rock!)
1._____________________
2._____________________
3._____________________
4._____________________
5._____________________
6._____________________
5. Now click “Next: Identify Rock Types” and read the directions for how to play.
Type of Rock
Characteristic
(circle one)
Igneous
Metamorphic
Sedimentary
Igneous
Metamorphic
Sedimentary
Igneous
Metamorphic
Sedimentary
Igneous
Metamorphic
Sedimentary
Igneous
Metamorphic
Sedimentary
6. Now click on the next chapter, titled “How Rocks Change”. Read the section on how heat and pressure
changes rocks and watch the animation by clicking Start.
a) Heat and pressure causes _______________ rock to turn into ______________ rock.
7. Click “Next”. Read the section on Heating and Cooling. Click on the animation for Melting.
a) Melting causes _______________ rock to turn into ______________.
8. Click on the animation for Cooling. You may need to replay the animation more than once to answer
the following questions.
a) How does extrusive igneous rock form?
____________________________________________________________________.
b) How does intrusive igneous rock form?
____________________________________________________________________.
c) Which cools faster? __________________
d) Which has crystals? _________________
9. Click “Next”. Read the section on Weathering and Erosion and Compacting and Cementing. Watch both
animations.
10. Click on “Transform the Rock”. Read the directions for how to play and press “Begin”. IMPORTANT: Fill
out the table below before submitting each answer! The words disappear very quickly!
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11. Go onto the Next Chapter. Explore the rock cycle diagram. When ready, click the Next to “Complete
the Cycle!” Read the directions to learn how to play! You do not have to write your answers down, the
computer will score you!
12. After completing the diagram you are ready to test your skills! Click Begin! Final score ____ / 15.
Part 2
13. Go to the following website:
http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/rocks/games/level1.htm
a) Drag the images on the left to their correct positions in the Rock Cycle! Best time: __________
b) Move on to the next level! Best time: __________
Part 3: BrainPop- Erosion Video
14. Go to the following website:
http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/rockcycle/
(Login: Vesbrainpop PW: bluebird)
Take the “Graded Quiz” once the video is over. Write the correct answers to each question below:
1) What are the three types of rocks that are part of the rock cycle? ______________________________
2) What do you need in order for an igneous rock to form?
___________________________________
3) What do granite and basalt have in common? ______________________________________________
4) What’s the difference between magma and lava? ___________________________________________
5) Which of the these is sedimentary rock? __________________________________________________
6) What can you infer about metamorphic rocks from their name?________________________________
7) Where might you find mountains of metamorphic rock? ______________________________________
8) What has to happen to sediment in order for it to form sedimentary rock? _______________________
9) Sedimentary rock is most like which of the following? ________________________________________
10) When does a sedimentary rock become a metamorphic rock? _________________________________
Click View your results. How did you score? _______________
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