Rocks And Minerals Activity 1 Unit Rock OnPresentation Transcript
Rock On! An interactive investigation of rocks and minerals. Ellen Rubin March 8, 2008
Are you ready to rock?
In this lesson you will……
Identify the similarities and differences between rocks and minerals.
Discover the three ways rocks are classified.
Explore a virtual kitchen to find rocks and minerals.
Participate in a virtual prospecting tour in Georgia.
Choose three activities to reinforce and present what you have learned.
What is a mineral?
A mineral is an non living naturally-occurring crystalline solid.
A mineral is composed of the same substance throughout.
There are about 3000 different minerals in the world.
Click the hat for a video clip.
How is a rock like a cookie?
Rocks are the most common material on Earth.
A rock is made up of 2 or more minerals.
Think of a chocolate chip cookie as a rock. The cookie is made of flour, butter, sugar & chocolate.
The cookie is like a rock and the flour, butter, sugar & chocolate are like minerals.
You need minerals to make rocks, but you don't need rocks to make minerals.
All rocks are made of minerals.
All rocks fall into three groups based on how they were formed.
Igneous rocks form from melted rock deep inside the Earth.
Sedimentary rocks form from layers of sand, silt, dead plants, and animal skeletons.
Metamorphic rocks form from other rocks that are changed by heat and pressure underground.
How do we indentify rocks and minerals? shape texture hardness These are called properties. SIZE
Let’s Review… click on the correct answer All rocks are made of______________. A mineral is composed of the same substance throughout . These rocks form from melted rock deep inside the Earth. These rocks form from layers of sand, silt, and dead plants. These rocks form from other rocks that are changed by heat and pressure underground. Igneous Metamorphic Sedimentary Igneous Metamorphic Metamorphic Sedimentary Sedimentary Igneous Sand Minerals Soil True False
Let’s go prospecting! Click below for a virtual prospecting tour
Rocks in your cabinet?
Click on the kitchen to discover which rocks and minerals are in your kitchen.