The rock cycle

This list provides a range of activities and demonstrations for teaching about Earth science at key stage 3, as well as background information, practical tips, and suggested teaching strategies.  The resources can be incorporated into a scheme of work looking at the following aspects of Earth science:

• the composition of the Earth
• the structure of the Earth
• the rock cycle and the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

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