7.6 Rocks and Fossils


7.6 Rocks and Fossils (Term 3) | ES1

Outcomes

A Student
  • describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system SC4-12ES
  • explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management SC4-13ES
    Related Life Skills outcomes: SCLS-13ES, SCLS-14ES, SCLS-15ES, SCLS-16ES


TITLE PAGE: Uluru with Keywords

KEY WORDS:igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, fossilisation, geology, chemical, physical, weathering, erosion, deposition, minerals, mining, processing, lithosphere, mantle


Content



ES1 : Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales. (ACSSU153)

Students:
a. Describe the structure of the Earth in terms of core, mantle, crust and lithosphere

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1. Observe: a contexual image for title page
2. Read: key words
1. Create a colourful title page with keywords
3. Complete crossword on keywords

 1. Mind Map of the topic1. List as many types of rocks that you know
2. Which of these do we have in our home?
 
 1. Observe: Image of film - Journey to the center of the Earth

1. Draw the cross-section of the Earth. Highlight sections in different colours
1. Analyse: Styrofoam slabs on a tray of water. What happens to the slabs?
2. Write notes on the Lithosphere and tectonic plates
1, Video: Earth's Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg0tsqQfTxY
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b.
Relate the formation of a range of landforms to physical and chemical weathering, erosion and deposition



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c. Outline the origins of and relationships between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks


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d. Identify that sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals


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e. Classify a variety of common rocks and minerals into groups according to their observable properties L



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f. Describe the conditions under which fossils form



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g. Outline how geological history can be interpreted in a sequence of horizontal sedimentary layers, in which the oldest are at the base and the youngest at the top CCT



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h. Describe examples to show how people use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in occupations related to the exploration, mining or processing of minerals in Australia (ACSHE224, ACSHE227) WECC



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