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Lesson 3: Rocks and Minerals

Lesson Links
  1. Rock Cycle This image from the Center for Educational Technologies may also be helpful in understanding the rock cycle.
  2. What Type of Rock Do I Have? This page will help you narrow down which type of rock you're looking at. Optionally you can click the Rock Cycle menu at the top of the page and click igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic to help you further identify the rock type.
  3. Pictures of Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks This website has pictures and descriptions of many common rocks.
  4. Mineral Identification This guide from Minerology4Kids (created by the Mineralogical Society of America) asks you to test just a few mineral properties to help you identify the mineral. Once you view the chart of possible matches, you can test the streak color and compare it to the results in the chart.
  5. The Mineral Identification Key This interactive guide from the Mineralogical Society of America is more detailed and comprehensive. Click the link in the middle of the page to learn more about a property and how to test/determine it.


Website with helpful links - posted from Raleigh, NC

This website contains links on rocks, minerals, geology, and rock collecting that some parents or students may find useful.

Concept 1: Semester 1
+ Unit 1: Egypt and Mesopotamia
+ Unit 1: The Hydrosphere
+ Unit 1: The Pearl
+ Unit 2: A Girl Named Disaster
+ Unit 2: Africa Today
+ Unit 2: The Atmosphere
+ Unit 3: Australia and Oceania
+ Unit 3: The Hobbit
+ Unit 3: The Lithosphere
-----1: Shifting, Drifting, and Spreading (0)
-----2: Plate Interactions (2)
-----3: Rocks and Minerals (1)
-----4: Seismic Waves (0)
-----5: Earthquake and Volcano Research (1)
-----6: Geologic Time (1)
-----7: Pedosphere and Soil (1)
-----Final Project: Our Lithosphere and Pedosphere (0)
+ Unit 4: A Single Shard
+ Unit 4: Ancient Asia
+ Unit 4: Ecosystems and Ecology
+ Unit 5: Asia Today
+ Unit 5: Earth Cycles and Systems
+ Unit 5: Independent Study


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