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Baskett R J Middle School
125 N. Broadway St.
Gas City, IN 46933
(765) 674-8536

Your ROCK CYCLE PROJECT is due Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. I know this is a short time period, but most students wait until the last moment anyway. Plus, we need to move more quickly than what we have been doing to catch up...at least a little.

     
  • PROJECT: CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS AND DO IT TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY.

    [Anything turned in after spring break drops to 50 % for completion of the project—in other words, the only way to earn above a 50 % is to turn it on time! Even if you’re sick, have your parents bring it in. If you leave early for break, turn it in early. Add 10 points to your grade each day it is early!!]

    NOTE: IF MONEY IS A PROBLEM, TALK TO ME OR CALL ME, BUT TRY TO SCALE IT DOWN TO KEEP COSTS DOWN.

    GRADES: Grades for each group are ONLY if the projects are completed and meet the standards discussed in the description.  

  • ‘A+’ PROJECTS

    Gather 10 different rocks. Observe and record the following tests and report your findings on a science fair board. Tests: color, streak, luster, hardness, acid, specific gravity, and identify each rock (it’s name and whether it is Metamorphic, Sedimentary, or Igneous). Bring in the rocks and the science fair board. Graphs or charts and pictures would be nice. Use a rock identification book or a website to help you. List where you found each rock!  

  • ‘A’ PROJECT

    Make a children’s book about rocks. Book should cover the 3 different type of rocks, how they are formed, how they are classified, examples of each type, and the rock cycle. Have both words (text) and pictures (drawn and colored or pictures). Try to put it into a story rather than a science text book format.  

  • ‘A’ PROJECT

    Write a 3+ page report about one or two rocks/minerals. Research the rock/mineral at the library and/or on the web. Describe what type of rock it is, how it was formed, what it’s uses are, how/if it is mined, geographical locations it is found (U.S. or international), trade value/worth, and what it looks like. Make sure you document your information using the MLA style (search the help for help or I can give you examples). Charts, graphs, or maps can be included but not counted for the 3 pages of text. Margins are 1", use font Geneva or Times New Roman, size 12.  

  • ‘A’ PROJECT

    Make a cross-section of a volcano or a cross-section of the Earth. Use different colored clay, pebbles, rocks, etc. (or anything else you can think of). Use toothpicks with little labels on it to put into the layers. Make a diagram on a paper (8 1/2" by 11"—regular paper-sized) or poster board to accompany your model. Label all the different layers.  

  • ‘A’ PROJECT

    Design a website. Make a general website about the different types of rocks (Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary), how they are formed, how each are classified, where each are most likely to be found, describe the rock cycle, pictures of examples of each type of rock (I, M, S), and maybe links to different sites about rocks. Need at least 3 pages to your website. Give me the website.  

  • 'A' Project

    Design a power point presentation about the different types of rocks (Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary), how each are formed, how each are classified, where each are most likely to be found, describe the rock cycle, pictures of examples of each type of rock (I, M, S), and maybe links to different websites about rocks. Turn in a disk with the presentation on it.  

  • 'B' Project

    Write a 2+ page report about a rock/mineral. Research the rock/mineral at the library and/or on the web. Describe what type of rock it is, how it was formed, what it’s uses are, how/if it is mined, geographical locations it is found (U.S. or international), trade value/worth, and what it looks like. Make sure you document your information using the MLA style (search the help for help or I can give you examples). Charts, graphs, or maps can be included but not counted for the 2 pages of text. Margins are 1", use font Geneva or Times New Roman, size 12.  

  • 'B' Project

    Make 2 posters. One poster should be of the rock cycle. Include all parts. The other should be a cross-section of the earth (from the crust to the core). Each should have a title, labels, captions describing each layer or section, color, and be extremely NEAT!  

  • 'B' Project

    Make a cross-section of a volcano or a cross-section of the Earth. Use different colored clay, pebbles, rocks, etc. (or anything else you can think of). Use toothpicks with little labels on it to put into the layers. Label all the parts.  

  • 'B' Project

    Make a pamphlet. Pamphlet should include: directions around the rock cycle, descriptions of each type of rock (Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Igneous), how each is formed, how each is classified, examples of each type of rock, directions/map to find a specific type of rock. Type the pamphlet. Font: Geneva or Times New Roman, size 12 or smaller. You can hand draw map. Tri-fold the pamphlet (2 folds, 3 sections). Text or pictures should be on each section.  

  • ‘C’ PROJECT

    Make a poster. Either make a poster of the rock cycle or a cross-section of the earth (from the crust to the core). Each poster should have a title, labels, captions describing each layer or section, color, and be extremely NEAT!  

  • 'C' PROJECT

    Write a 1+ page report about a rock/mineral. Research the rock/mineral at the library and/or on the web. Describe what type of rock it is, how it was formed, what it’s uses are, how/if it is mined, geographical locations it is found (U.S. or international), trade value/worth, and what it looks like. Make sure you document your information using the MLA style (search the help for help or I can give you examples). Charts, graphs, or maps can be included but not counted for the 1+ page of text. Margins are 1", use font Geneva or Times New Roman, size 12.  

  • ‘D’ PROJECTS 1. Draw a diagram of the rock cycle. Use a blank piece of 8 1/2" by 11" paper (piece of computer paper). Diagram should include title, color, labels, captions, and be extremely NEAT!

    2. Make a chart of the 3 types of rocks. Under each type of rock, list 10-20 names of different rocks. Be neat.  

  • ‘F’ PROJECTS 1. Any project not completed to satisfaction.

    2. Turning in a project after break (50%) or not doing the project at all (0%).

You have no homework all week except this project...so you shouldn't have a problem finishing it.

Do a little each night...at least a half hour.

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