16b – classify rocks by their formation
(igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary) (GPS)
16b1 – explain the rock cycle
16b2 – investigate the contributions of
minerals to rock composition (GPS)
16b3 – discuss the importance of mineral
and rock resources to society
Divide page 18 in your notebook in half (top and
On the top half, write and answer these questions
(be sure to leave room):
1. What are most rocks made up of?
2. How do we use rocks and minerals?
3. How are rocks classified?
Next, copy this flow chart. Be sure to put details of
how the rocks form:
Finally, draw and finish labeling the rock cycle:
For each question, confer with your group, and
write your answer on your white board.
Be quiet or else you will give away answers!
If you talk when Mrs. Wilson is talking, you will lose
points for your team.
What type of rocks can igneous rocks change into
during the rock cycle?
Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic