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Content Provider
Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
Geology Rocks!
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 14 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Language Arts/English, Sciences
Program Description
For thousands of years, artists have used beautifully colored stones for jewelry, sculptures, and paint pigments. All of these rocks and minerals were formed during the group of transitions know as the Rock Cycle. In this program, students will learn about the characteristics of rocks prized by artists—their hardness or softness, the way they reflect light, their ability to draw or make a streak—and how geologists use those properties to identify and understand how they developed in the earth. By looking at works from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, students will become familiar with the stages of the Rock Cycle, and discover categories of rocks and minerals in our environment.
Program Format
1. Introduction to geology and the rock cycle.
2. Students will see a painting of Mt. Vesuvius and discuss the difference between lava and magma.
These terms will be recorded on the rock cycle diagram.
3. Students will discuss the difference between rocks and minerals, using examples of artworks from the museum.
4. The students will continue to fill out their rock cycle diagrams, using examples from the museum, and adding terms such as: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock.
5. Lesson will conclude with a review of the rock cycle, and any remaining questions.
Students will learn or understand…

• The Rock Cycle

• Artists have been picking up rocks for thousands of years, using beautifully colored stones for jewelry, carving rock sculptures small and large, drawing with chalk or painting with pigments made from ground-up colored stones, and all of these rocks and minerals were formed in some stage of the Rock Cycle.

• Many of the properties of rocks prized by artists--their hardness or softness, the way they reflect light, their ability to draw or make a streak--are used by geologists to identify rocks and understand the geological processes that formed them in the earth.

• Looking at works of art from geological materials can also reveal a good deal about rocks and minerals--and even processes within earth itself.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
40-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
Cancellation Policy
Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
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Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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