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Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

Author: Jannie Kozlov

Objective: Students will know how to differentiate among igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks by referring to their properties and methods of formation

Standard: 4. The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed them. As a
basis for understanding this concept:

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First you are going to start with this fun video about the three main types of rocks!

Please read the information from this website and look at the pictures of the different rocks.

How each rock looks like:


After watching the 2 videos and reading the info on the website, take out a sheet of paper and write down a short description for each of the three rock types that you learned about today. The description should include how the rock is formed. Next to each description draw a sketch of how each rock looks like. You will turn this in next time you come to class.