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Level 2  The Rock Cycle

6th - 12th Grade Students

Our Level 2 The Rock Cycle textbook covers the three major groups of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The book is designed to be completed in six weeks by students who finish three lessons per week. Each lesson contains information, quiz and a hands-on activity.

Our DVD that comes with our complete kit contains video lessons taught by the author. The author introduces each lesson and gives additional background information on the topic of the lesson. The additional information is not covered in the textbook.

Each Rock Cycle textbook lesson contains a hands-on activity. The activities are designed to be fun and usually simple to do. They also increase students understanding of the information taught in the lesson.

Lesson Include:

  • Pyroclastic rocks
  • Volcanic Features
  • Sedimentary Rocks
  • Clastic Rocks
  • Organic Rocks
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • Foliated Rocks
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*Complete Kits include textbook, DVD lessons, & 12 rocks.

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Fascinating facts about the rock cycle

The inside of the Earth below the crust is not molten rock. The heat and pressure is extreme in the mantle but the rocks are solid. The outer core of the Earth is molten due to the extreme heat and pressure. 

The molten outer core was discovered by Beno Gutenberg a seismologist studying P waves and S waves in the Earth's interior. He found that S waves stopped at a boundary inside the Earth. He concluded the interior must be molten rock. 

Inge Lehmann, a Danish seismologist, studying earthquake waves in Denmark discovered that P waves sped up at a point inside the core for a period of time then slowed down. P waves travel through liquids and solids. Using the travel speed of P waves during great earthquakes in Japan she discovered the solid inner core of the Earth.

More Level 2 Textbook Links

Rock Cycle — The Rock Cycle textbook includes lessons on igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. A set of rocks used in the identification of these rocks is included with the basic and complete kits.

L2 Volcanoes — The Volcanoes textbook includes information about volcanoes found worldwide. There are 12 lessons about the Pacific Ring of Fire Volcanoes, submarine volcanoes and notorious volcanoes in this Earth Science book.

L2 Earthquakes — Lessons in this advanced earthquakes textbook include information on great earthquakes of the past, what triggers tsunamis, the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake and the San Andreas Fault.

L2 Course 1 is an advanced Earth Science course that includes information on the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes. Our advanced Earth Science courses contain 16 lessons, quizzes and activities in each textbook for middle school and high school students.

L2 Earth Science — This Earth Science book contains lessons on on our planet from the interior of the Earth to the outer limits of the atmosphere.

L2 Space — This fun and interesting book on space includes 12 lessons, quizzes and science activities. Lessons include Our Solar System, Early Astronomers, Life Cycle of Stars and Space Rovers.

L2 The Oceans — Our textbook book about the oceans includes information on Fantastic Fish, Deep Sea Vents, Coral Reefs and Tide Pools. Each book includes 3-4 pages of written information, quiz, and kids science activities.

L2 Course 2 is an advanced Earth Science course for 6th -12th grade students. The Earth Science books in this course include Space, The Oceans and Earth Science. All of our advanced Earth Science books contain 16 lessons, quizzes and science activities.

Level 2 Earth Science Lesson Plans includes six science textbooks. All the advanced science textbooks contain 16 lessons, quizzes and science activities. The textbooks are designed for students in middle school and high school.

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