Rocks, Minerals and Erosion
Rock Hounds

- recognize that there are three classes of rocks
- classify rocks and minerals according to chosen criteria
- identify the many uses of rocks and minerals in manufacturing and in arts and crafts

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

You will be using the Rock Hounds web site for this activity.

http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/index2.html

 

1. Click on the Rock Creations link.

2. Use the links at the bottom of the page to learn about the 3 classes of rocks.

3. Complete the following chart.

 

Rock Type

Starting Material Creation Process Example
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4. Return to the Rock Hound home page and click on the Discover Earth’s Treasures link.

5. Using the links on that page, complete the following chart.

Rock Name Rock Type
(Class)
Colour Texture Interesting Fact Use

pumice

 

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limestone

 

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granite

 

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shale

 

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gypsum

 

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gneiss

 

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schist

 

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6. Click on the Rock Hound Quiz link at the bottom of the page.

7. There are 16 questions. How many did you get correct the first time? __________