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Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Minerals

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Tutorial

A Brief Introduction to Minerals

Minerals - Going deeper

Scholastic Study Jams!

Use this slideshow to find out information about how minerals are formed and the properties of minerals. Use your graphic organizer to record this information. 

Rock & Mineral Identification Practice

Starburst Rock Cycle Activity

Rock Cycle Foldable

Create a foldable about the rock cycle.

Rock Types

Sooner or later, just about everyone is required to learn about the major rock types: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic. But other than being a rock climber or a contestant on Jeopardy, why are they important to know? One good reason is that the rock types can often reveal a great deal about the geologic history an an area. That geologic history affects (among many other things) the soil - and that, in turn, affects everything from farming, to the water you drink, to city construction, roads, forest types, and on and on! To give you the basics, here’s a little video about the three main rock types:

Mr. Lee's Rock Cycle Rap

Types of Rocks & Rock Cycle for Kids

Science Review Games