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TENNESSEE SCIENCE UNIT | |
|COVER SHEET |>> Go to Content Clarification |>> Go to Performance Assessment |> Go to Curriculum Integrations | | |UNIT TITLE |Rocks Changing Over Time | |AUTHOR |Virginia Cooter | |GRADE LEVEL |8 | |CONTENT AREA |Science |TOPIC |Rock Cycle | |TIME FRAME |2 weeks |NUMBER OF LESSONS |6 | |TARGETED STANDARDS/ |Standard 10.0 Earth Resources - The student will investigate the properties, uses, and conservation of the earth’s resources. | |LEARNING EXPECTATIONS | | | |Learning Expectation | | |10.2 Earth Resources: Describe the rock cycle. | | | | | |State Performance Indicators | | |8.10.spi.1. Identify factors that cause rocks to break down. | | |8.10 spi.4. Distinguish among sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. | |SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE |1. Students develop a dichotomous key. | |ASSESSMENT |2. Students simulate rock types and depict their understanding of rock formation and changes using a chart with illustrations. | | |3. Students demonstrate their understanding of the rock cycle using a concept map. | | |4. Students create and present a visual for representing the rock cycle and an accompanying narrative. |...
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