Rocks & Minerals
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What are Minerals?
Minerals are natural, nonliving
solid crystals that make up rocks.
“All over the world, each mineral has the same
We use this mineral daily. How is it used?
C. saltA. pencil D. Milk of MagnesiaB. chalk
How Do Rocks Change?
water, and other forces
continually formed &
destroyed. They can
stay the same for
long periods of time
or change based on
Click labels to link to different animated views of rock changing.
Although we cannot physically see rocks change, here is an
opportunity to see the changes rocks go through to become
igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic.
Welcome to the “rock” Nursery
The Birth of a Metamorphic Rock
Rock Cycle Song
(Sing to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat” as a "Round";
after all, it is the Rock "Cycle"! )
Has been formed in layers
Often found near water sources
With fossils from decayers
Then there's IGNEOUS rock
Here since Earth was born
Molten Lava, cooled and hardened
That's how it is formed
These two types of rocks
Can also be transformed
With pressure, heat and chemicals
METAMORPHIC they'll become.
sites for further investigation
The Planet Really Rocks
Interactive view of rocks & minerals
BBC KS2 Bitesize: Rocks & Soil
Check out how rocks test with other properties
BBC KS3 Bitesize: Rocks – Activity
Observe how different rocks are formed
Video – Classifying Minerals
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