Rock cycle modelled out of crayons

Rock cycle modelled out of crayons
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This Youtube video is a step-by-step guide for using crayons to demonstrate erosion and the link between sedimentary and metamorphic rock. This video is too long to show in class, however it contains useful instructions for demonstrating all parts of the rock cycle using wax crayons. A worksheet is also available for students to use when replicating this task in class.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by... > ACSSU153