Rock cycle modelled out of crayons

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

This online resource demonstrates how to simulate the rock cycle.

The resource is a step-by-step YouTube video guide for using wax crayons to demonstrate erosion and creation of sedimentary rocks as well as the link between sedimentary and metamorphic rock. 

This video is perhaps too long to show in class, but it does contain useful instructions for doing the simulation.

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