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Earth Unit Lesson 4 ROCKS AND MINERALS! Beth Carter, White Knoll Elementary Lexington School District One.

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2 Earth Unit Lesson 4

3 ROCKS AND MINERALS! Beth Carter, White Knoll Elementary Lexington School District One

4 What are minerals?

5 Minerals!  A solid object that was formed in nature, and has never been alive.

6 Examples of Minerals Quartz Calcite Iron Hematit e Diamond

7 Uses of Minerals Quartz makes glass. Diamonds make jewelry. Many things that we see and use every day are made from iron.

8 What are rocks?

9 Rocks are made of minerals. Some rocks are made of just one, while others are made of many. Granite is a rock that is made of three minerals.

10 How Rocks Form Flowing water, exploding volcanoes, and heat and pressure from inside the Earth all form the three types of rocks.

11 The Three Types of Rocks  Igneous Rock  Sedimentary Rock  Metamorphic Rock

12 Uses of Rocks  Buildings  Statues  Computer chips  Art

13 Minerals and Rocks  Rocks are made of one or more minerals  Minerals and rocks have many uses  There are three types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic

14 Rocks and Minerals Videos  Introduction to Rocks and Minerals Video  mistry/mineralchemistry.html mistry/mineralchemistry.html  Exploring Rocks and Minerals Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F11- GE7YWuc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F11- GE7YWuc  Interactive Sites  and-minerals.html and-minerals.html


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