Interactive rock cycle
This online resource is a website that explains the rock cycle in detail, with students required to identify and classify different rock types.
There are also animations demonstrating how some of the different rock types form through pressure and the heating and cooling of rocks.
The interactive part of this website includes a ‘test your skills’ section.
This interactive simulation would be ideal for a self-paced lesson, or for students who have auditory processing problems. There is some reading required, however the language used is not difficult.
Note: Some parts of this website use Flash technology and therefore won't work on the Apple iPad that doesn't support that technology.
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