The activity presented here is appropriate in a unit addressing the rock cycle and related concepts. Many variations of this activity exist, but the version below emphasizes student inquiry and decision-making. In doing so, it encourages mental engagement and promotes a deeper understanding of important geological concepts. This article promotes National Science Education Content Standards A, B, and D, and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2007 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Colorful Geology: Using Crayons to Model the Rock Cycle,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 34
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol34/iss1/6