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Title: Interactives: The Rock Cycle
Url: http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/
Publisher: Annenberg Media
Description: How much do you know about rocks? Well, if you are a bit unsure about distinguishing an igneous rock from a sedimentary rock you'll certainly be on solid ground after taking a tour through this feature created by Annenberg Media. Visitors can make their way through graphically-enhanced sections that include "Types of Rocks", "How Rocks Change", and "The Rock Cycle Diagram". In the "Types of Rocks" area visitors will learn about the basic types of rocks and they can even check out a handy chart that will give them some of the finer points of rock identification. The "How Rocks Change" area provides a basic overview of the processes involved with rock creation and transformation through a heady blend of Flash animations and straight-forward prose. Finally, the "Rock Cycle Diagram" provides an illustration of rock transformation over time. This site will be quite useful to educators and anyone who has peered at a rock and wondered: "How did you come to be?"
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Geochemistry
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Geochemistry -- Special topics, A-Z -- Geochemical modeling
Science -- Geology -- Petrology -- Igneous rocks, volcanic ash, tuff, etc.
Science -- Geology -- Petrology -- Metamorphic rocks. Metamorphism
Science -- Geology -- Petrology -- Sedimentary rocks. Sedimentology
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Rocks
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Orientation Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Annenberg Media
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-04-11 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-04-09 11:15:13 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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