Author: Kristi Rigg

Students know how to differentiate among igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks by referring to their properties and methods of formation (the rock cycle).

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Three Types of Rocks

PowerPoint presentation explaining the difference between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Rock Video

Rocks can be found everywhere on earth and come in many different shapes, forms, and textures. There are three main types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Learn more about these types of rocks, how they are formed and the rock cycle.

Rock Song!!

Mr. R's song about the 3 Rocks of geology

Big Question

Now that you are familiar to the three different types of rocks, I want you to answer the following question on a separate piece of paper.

Explain in detail the rock cycle. How does the property of the rock change in each step of the cycle?