Rocks and Minerals

Our class unit about Rocks and Minerals will be very hands-on with a major focus on an indepth Mineral identification lab.   We will go on to and in depth exploration of the Rock Cycle and the other processes that shape the surface of the solid Earth. 

This page has many resources for Mineral identification

This page has resources for Rock identification

Introduction to Minerals

This screencast is a brief introduction to minerals and Mineral classification

Introduction to Igneous Rock

This video is a brief introduction to the classification and composition of Igneous Rock

Introduction to Sedimentary Rock

This video is an introduction to the classification and composition of Sedimentary Rocks

Introduction to Metamorphic Rock

This video is an introduction to Metamorphic Rock.  Classification and formation as well as Parent - Daughter relationships are introduced. 

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