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Geology: Make an Edible Rock Cycle

Dr. Amy Renn
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(103)
In this class, students will learn the processes that change rocks over time, demonstrate an understanding of the rock cycle, and learn some common uses for minerals, gems, and rocks.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 5
Students will identify the 3 types of rocks and how they are formed.
Students will describe different processes, such as erosion, that change rocks over time.
Students will simulate the stages of the rock cycle using starburst candies.
Students will identify some common uses for rocks, minerals, and gems.
Students will be introduced to the purposes of mining.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
informal Assessment
Grades Offered
    Starburst candy pieces (4 colors, 3 of each color)
    Ziplock bag 
    Small heat-safe cup or bowl
    Heat source (hairdryer, microwave, stovetop)
    Plastic knife
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parental Supervision is requred during the edible rock cycle project due need to use a heat source (hairdryer, microwave, stovetop).
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(103)
Welcome! I love to help students learn new skills and explore topics of interest! I have been teaching for over 24 years and can’t wait to share my love of learning with you and your family. I am a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher and have my... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 36 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-11
3-12 learners per class

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