Rock Cycle Rocks! Unit

Type of Resource



Enduring Understandings: Models can be used to represent systems and their interactions.; Within a natural or designed system, the transfer of energy drives the motion and/or cycling of matter.; Rocks and fossils tell the history of Earth and how environmental conditions have changed over time.; The principle of uniformitarianism states that the processes that occurred in the past are the same as the processes occurring presently and will continue to occur in the future.; The rock cycle is a

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-3   Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

MS-ESS2-1   Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

MS-ESS2-2   Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.