5E Instructional Model Plan:

Rock Cycle and Rock Identification 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching about rock formation and the rock cycle using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5-7 days

In this instructional sequence students will explore different types of rocks as they discover ways in which rocks are classified. Students then learn about how different types of rocks are formed by modeling the rock cycle in order to explain the common characteristics of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Finally, students will apply their understanding of rocks by using the ESRT to identify various rocks.