The Rock Story
Students learn about the rock cycle and then use creative storytelling
techniques to tell the story of a rock as it undergoes geologic
Featured video clips in this activity:
Building in the Desert - Part 3
the Mid-Tertiary Deformation, the mountains of southern Arizona
were profoundly stretched and thinned.
of the Gem State
geological forces are responsible for forming the numerous gems
and stones for which Idaho is famous.
in Canyon Sin Nombre
slot canyons and rugged terrain of Canyon Sin Nombre offer many
examples of how water and erosion have transformed the desert
Rock Around the Rock
Students illustrate their stories by creating a digram of their
rock's pathway through the rock cycle.
Some additional activities that students to enhance and expand their
rock stories and diagrams.