After identifying construction problems including material choices, bindings, design (cylinders or rectangular prisms, for example), students reimagined and recreated their storage containers. Some improvements you'll see in this round include pillars to keep them suspended, plastic to prevent water damage, hinges to open lids, stands to display artwork, and many more! Scroll down to check them out!
The article below has excellent information about how geologists sort and classify rocks and minerals.
Begin at learnalberta.ca
As we learn about the rock cycle, we will have to pull from a variety of resources. Here are some resources that are available online (they require subscriptions, so they will likely only work from school computers, while at school).
Brain pop Jr. Tells you all about being a geologist. Click around and make sure to complete the activities!
Brain Pop... Not Jr... (Grades 4-9). Want a more in-depth look at what Geologists do? What is the Rock Cycle? How can you make a map that describes the Rock Cycle?
Power Knowledge Earth Science. Yet more, detailed, information about the Rock Cycle.
This game is only just getting started! Check it out! (Up makes you go forward, the right arrow goes right, the left one goes left).
Click here to view a playlist of hearing and sound videos presented by scientists including the venerable Bill Nye!
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