Lesson Plan: The Rock Cycle Geology

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to classify rocks according to their formation into three types, igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary, and identify the stages of the rock cycle.


Students will be able to

  • define what a rock is,
  • identify the three types of rocks according to their origin and formation,
  • recognize the stages of the rock cycle.


Students should already be familiar with

  • Earth’s crust’s internal and external processes.

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