Rocks
Igneous, Sedimentary and
Metamorphic
What is a Rock?
 The material that forms Earth’s hard
surface (crust)
Essential Questions
 How are rocks and minerals different?
 Rocks can be made from various minerals and
other materials,...
Sedimentary Rock
 Definition
 A type of rock that forms when particles
from other rocks or the remains of plants
and ani...
Sedimentary Rocks
 FACTS
 Fours steps to be formed
 Erosion
 Deposition
 Compaction
 Cementation
 Examples:
 Limes...
Igneous Rocks
 Definition
 A type of rock that forms from the cooling
of molten rock at or below Earth’s surface
~ “igni...
Igneous Rocks
 Facts
 Can be “intrusive”  forms Inside earth’s
interior
 Can be “extrusive”  forms on top of
earth’s ...
Metamorphic Rock
 Definition
 A type of rock that forms from an existing
rock that is changed by heat, pressure or
chemi...
Metamorphic Rock
 Facts
 Form deep below earth’s surface
 Any type of rock can eventually “morph”
into a metamorphic ro...
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Rocks

  1. 1. Rocks Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic
  2. 2. What is a Rock?  The material that forms Earth’s hard surface (crust)
  3. 3. Essential Questions  How are rocks and minerals different?  Rocks can be made from various minerals and other materials, while minerals must have a definite composition.  What are the three types of rocks?  Igneous - sedimentary - metamorphic  How are rocks formed?  Rocks are made from mixtures of minerals and other materials.
  4. 4. Sedimentary Rock  Definition  A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together.
  5. 5. Sedimentary Rocks  FACTS  Fours steps to be formed  Erosion  Deposition  Compaction  Cementation  Examples:  Limestone, sandstone, shale
  6. 6. Igneous Rocks  Definition  A type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below Earth’s surface ~ “ignis” means fire in Latin
  7. 7. Igneous Rocks  Facts  Can be “intrusive”  forms Inside earth’s interior  Can be “extrusive”  forms on top of earth’s surface (Exterior)  Forms from cooled magma or lava  Examples  Granite, basalt, pumice
  8. 8. Metamorphic Rock  Definition  A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure or chemical reactions
  9. 9. Metamorphic Rock  Facts  Form deep below earth’s surface  Any type of rock can eventually “morph” into a metamorphic rock  Examples  Marble, slate
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