Rock Around The Earth Guide
“Rock Around the Earth” is a interesting earth science program designed for middle grade students. The resources this guide coordinates allow students to spend a year discovering the Earth and the study of geology. They’ll look into topics like the Ice Age, glaciers and their movement, what the earth is made of how rocks form, the different types of rocks, fossils and fossil fuels, and minerals found in the earth.
They’ll also learn how Earth’s geology is constantly in action, forming new rocks, moving continental plates, and shaking the Earth in earthquakes. They’ll see for themselves how volcanoes reshape the earth and create new rock forms, while heat from the earth’s core creates geysers and hot springs. Students will observe erosion at work in water, weathering, and the land itself.
Then they’ll see how they can continue to investigate geology and develop a lifetime of interest in the Earth. They can dig into soil, make a point of visiting awesome landforms like the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon or stunning Monument Valley, descend into caves, or even collect rocks and minerals.