THIRD QUARTER (POST CMT)
UNIT 6: THE ROCK CYCLE
II. UNIT 6: The
a. Unit Introduction:
how forces deep inside the Earth and at the surface produce a slow cycle
that builds, destroys, and changes the rocks in the crust.
D 21. Explain how internal energy of the Earth
causes matter to cycle through the magma and the solid earth.
c. Essential Questions:
characteristics do scientists use to classify rocks?
is the role of plate tectonics in the rock cycle?
d. Essential Concepts
use mineral composition, texture, and how the rocks form to classify rocks
into three main groups and a few subgroups.
rock cycle is a series of processes on the Earth’s surface, crust and
mantle that slowly change rocks from one kind to another. These processes are cooling and
hardening, weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, heat and pressure,
movements start the rock cycle by helping to form magma, by causing
faulting, folding and other motions to create igneous, sedimentary and
e. Essential Skills