Rock Cycle Project

Background

Reading

Procedures

  1. Read and annotate information on the three (3) different types of rocks.
  2. Get a piece of butcher paper and create the rock cycle. Give two (2) examples of each type of rock: specify name, texture (grain size), and compositions.
  3. Use the reading information and identify each rock in the following table.
  4. How are minerals formed?
  5. How are rocks different from minerals?
  6. Why is it important to study rocks and minerals?
  7. Of the three (3) types of rocks, which one is most likely to contain fossils? Why?
Rock # Name Characteristics Classification
1 Obsidian ??? ???
2 Granite ??? ???
3 Basalt ??? ???
4 Scoria ??? ???
5 Rhyolite ??? ???
6 Shale ??? ???
7 Calcareous Tufa ??? ???
8 Sandstone ??? ???
9 Conglomerate ??? ???
10 Limestone ??? ???
11 Slate ??? ???
12 Marble ??? ???
13 Quartzite ??? ???
14 Gneiss ??? ???
15 Schist ??? ???



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