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Oak: Rock Transformations

Woodbury Grade 7 Team Site

Unit: Rock Transformations

UNIT QUESTION:  How do rocks form and change?

At the start of this unit, we were introduced to a geology class that had brought in samples of rocks.  Two students noticed that their rocks looked very different from each other's, but they were surprised to find out that they were made up of very similar minerals!  One rock was from the Rocky Mountains, and one was from the Great Plains.  

Chapter Questions:

  • Chapter 1:  How did the rock of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains form?
  • Chapter 2:  Where di the magma and sediment that formed the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains come from?
  • Chapter 3:  How could rock from one of the regions have transformed into a different type of rock in the other region?