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.
Create a foldable about the rock cycle.
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: