Concept Mapping and The Rock Cycle

Two awesome but not yet perfect (until–hint! hint!–they support links that can self-refer) concept mapping tools are VUE (Visual Understanding Environment) and IHMC CmapTools, both fairly cross-platform software packages.  IHMC CmapTools supports built-in social tools and cloud storage, but VUE is not bad either.  Both have some nice presentation tools and good export formats (with just a few hiccups).  As an example of what you can do, I present the Rock Cycle diagram we use in my class.  Unfortunately, I constantly think of new arrows to add on the diagram, and I’m not 100% satisfied with the terminology on the arrows.  I.e. it could use some refinement.  I would appreciate comments from geologists or Earth Science teachers.

The Rock Cycle

The Rock Cycle


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