The Rock Cycle

From the: Learning About Rocks and Minerals Series

What are the different types of rocks and how do they change form? This question is answered by examining the rock cycle. The major characteristics of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are highlighted through vivid footage and colorful animations. The video demonstrates the ways the following processes transform rocks into other rocks: weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction and cementation, melting, heat, and pressure. Important terminology includes: rocks, granite, limestone, marble, shale, slate, molten rock, lava, magma, and sediments.

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"Combining great nature cinematography, relevant vocabulary (including granite, limestone, marble, shale, slate, lava, and magma), and illustrative graphics, this is a solid overview of one of the fundamental subjects in geology." --Video Librarian March/April 2008

Aud: I, J. (E Gieschen)
Video Librarian
March/April 2008

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Sample Video: Weathering


DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC144DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592341795
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Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC144Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592344192
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