ages 11-14 >
Our Earth and the Universe >
Rocks and weathering
Investigating geological processes (BBC Bang Goes the Theory)
An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes frost shattering and the formation of igneous rocks.
Chemical weathering: teachers' notes
Chemical weathering or: my breath and rock chippings from the car park. Practical exercise from excellent RSC JESEI site with teachers' and pupils' notes.
JESEI earth science resources for teachers
Worksheets and details of practical work to illustrate many aspects of rocks, weathering, rock cycle and carbon cycle.
BBC Bang Goes the Theory teachers' pack
A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.
Rocks and the rock cycle (Bitesize)
Details of different types of rocks, weathering and rock cycle. Also activity (video) and test.
Interactive rock cycle animation
Lovely Flash animation of the rock cycle; each section provides clickable links to further animations and information.
Interactive quiz on rocks and weathering
An interactive game based on key words that could be played in pairs or small groups, or on an interactive whiteboard.
fine-tune your picks
Pupil And Teacher Resources
Select keywords below and click the refine button for more precise results.
physical chemical or biological weathering
limestone and chalk
granite and basalt
Show Resource Type
Key to Icons
teacher's top pick
pupil's top pick
material to watch
material to read