RocKits are educational learning kits built for middle and high school educators interested in conducting a hands-on lesson on the rock cycle.
With the help of an awesome Austin-area AP Environmental Science teacher, Colleen Henegan, I've created a lesson plan that teaches students about the rock cycle through thin sections and hand samples. Because K-12 teachers typically don't have access to rocks -- let alone thin sections -- we decided to make our own classroom kits to loan out to any interested teachers. The kits are free, but shipping is $13 if you are outside of Austin, TX.
Teachers: email me (bernard.rachel.e@gmaiL.com) to request a RocKit
RocKits were made possible thanks to friends and an anonymous donor from DonorsChoose.org! Check out the original fundraising effort below.
Lesson plan available here.
Standards addressed in the lesson plan:
AP Environmental Science exam: various topics that fall under Earth Systems and Resources (10–15%)
§112.18. Sixth grade Science (Knowledge & Skill Statement - 6.10)
§112.36. High School Earth and Space Science (ESS) (Knowledge & Skill Statements ESS.1, ESS.12, ESS.11)
§112.66. Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science (One Credit).
Middle School, grades 6-8 (MS-ESS2-1)
High School, grades 9-12 (HS-ESS2-5)