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Rock Cycle with Starbursts


Rock are constantly being recycled over time. Find out how you can
demonstrate the process using candy.

Lab Materials: Starbursts, foil, wax paper, beakers, hot water, coloured pencils,
textbook.
Procedure:
1. Unwrap your different coloured Starbursts.
2. Stack all three Starbursts on top of each other, wrap them in wax paper,
and put them inside the plastic bag and press them together. You may
have to squish it with a textbook. Draw what you see.

What type of rock have you created?

How do you know?

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_ pressure. Draw what
3. Roll the rock between your hands applying heat and
you see.
What type of rock have you created?

How do you know?

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4. Now take your plastic bag with your rock inside and place it in the hot
water (DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGERS IN THE WATER!!) for one minute. Take it
out and apply pressure again. Draw what you see.

What type of rock have you created?

How do you know?

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5. Brainstorm other ways that you could create sedimentary rock (use the
definition in your notes).
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6. Brainstorm other ways you could create metamorphic rock (use the
definition in your notes).
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7. Brainstorm other ways you could create isomorphic rock (use the
definition in your notes).
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