Mrs. Collie's Science Class

How To Study

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Re-reading handouts and notes is not actually that effective (though better than nothing). To make the information stick, try something more interactive.

Here are some ideas, tailored to the upcoming quiz:

1. Use the handout on rock types that includes physical characteristics and how the rocks form. Ask yourself questions, such as “if it’s made of little pieces of other rocks, what rock type is it?” and “if it’s formed under great heat and pressure what rock type is it?” (or, what kinds of rock will it be? then try to name several rocks of that type)

You will learn & remember best if you make up your own questions, write them out, and practice answering them. Or you could do this as flash cards.

2. Try one of these on-line quizzes:

http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/testskills.html

http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram2.html

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Author: Mrs. Collie

Teaching science at ASFMS since 2001.

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