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Rocks of Tennessee

Grade levels: 8th

Topics: Earth Systems

Languages: English

Interdisciplinary: Yes

Disciplinary Core Idea
ESS2: Earth's Systems

Understanding the geology of a place takes time because geological phenomena are not readily observable at all scales. In this lesson, students will explore rock types in Tennessee ecoregions. Using their knowledge of the rock cycle, students will provide explanations about how present geology is informed by the past and develop predictions about how the current geology of Tennessee could change in the future.

Interdisciplinary with ELA.

Photo: Catherine Price.

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This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.