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20 Questions game about rocks, minerals, and fossils.

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  • Twenty Questions Subject: Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils
  • Twenty Questions 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • 1. What is a mineral?
    • A mineral is a solid, formed by nature, and has never been alive.
  • 2. Name two examples of minerals.
    • Gold, graphite, diamonds, chalk, corundum, quartz, emerald, ruby, etc.
  • 3. What are the three properties of minerals?
    • Hardness, color, and shape.
  • 4. Name two ways we use minerals.
    • When we pick up a glass
    • When we pour salt on our food
    • When we use a pencil to write
    • When we eat
    • For airplanes, buildings, and washing machines
    • Jewelry and money
  • 5. What is a rock?
    • A rock is a mineral. Some are made of just one mineral while others are made of many minerals.
  • 6. What would you find if you cut open the earth?
    • The crust on the outside is solid.
    • The mantle is under the crust and is so hot that some rocks have nearly melted, and are soft like taffy.
  • 7. Name the three types of rocks.
    • Igneous
    • Sedimentary rock
    • Metamorphic
  • 8. What do we call the process in which rocks change from one type to another?
    • The rock cycle.
  • 9. How do people use rocks?
    • Video games
    • Computers
    • Satellites
    • Microwave ovens
    • Jewelry
    • Roads that are paved
    • Buildings
    • Statues
  • 10. What forces cause metamorphic rocks to form?
    • Heat and pressure
    • Time is also needed
  • 11. What type of rock forms in layers?
    • Sedimentary rock
  • 12. What are fossils?
    • A fossil is something that has lasted from living things that died long ago.
  • 13. What is a mold?
    • The shape of a plant or animal left in sediments when the rock formed.
  • 14. What is a cast?
    • A cast forms when mud or minerals fill a mold.
  • 15. What is an imprint?
    • Molds of leaves or other thin objects. Some are of animals parts decomposed long ago.
  • 16. What do fossils have to do with dinosaurs?
    • They show how dinosaurs lived.
  • 17. How do fossils show how dinosaurs lived?
    • The teeth show what they eat.
    • The skeletons show their size.
    • Where you find fossils indicate where dinosaurs lived.
  • 18. What causes sedimentary rock to form?
    • Water flows or wind blows, carrying sediment. It piles up in layers and eventually forms rock.
    • Which item is made of graphite? A. Cars B. Pencils C. Buildings D. Ships
    • B. Pencil
  • 20. Name the two types of rock that you are least likely to find fossils.
    • Metamorphic
    • Igneous