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Bellringer – The Rock Cycle
Bellringer – Rock Cycle
Lesson 10 Minerals, Rocks, and the Rock Cycle Minerals – An inorganic solid that occurs naturally and has a definite chemical composition and structure. Rocks – Naturally occurring solid material made up of one or more minerals. Before we move on with rocks and the rock cycle we need to answer a question about the minerals that make them up. How can you tell the hardness of a mineral? And the answer is…………
Minerals, Rocks, and the Rock Cycle Mohs Scale This scale ranks the hardness of minerals from 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest (talc) and 10 being the hardest (diamond).
Minerals, Rocks and the Rock Cycle There are 3 types of rock! 1. Igneous 2. Sedimentary 3. Metamorphic Let’s look at these 3!!
IGNEOUS Rock that forms when melted rock cools and solidifies Ex: Granite & Some form from Magma-Basalt melted rock below Earth’s surface Some form from Lava-Melted rock (magma) that reaches Earth’s surface
Sedimentary rock¾ of rocks on Earth’s surface Rock formed from sediments (small pieces of broken rock) that have become compacted and cemented together Ex: limestone & sandstone
Metamorphic rock formed from other rock by high heat and pressure inside Earth Ex: marble & slate
How many types of rock are there? What is magma? Use the above picture to answer the questions.
Complete the following graphic organizer by placing the magma, igneous rock, metamorphic rock, sedimentary rock, sediment following terms in the correct order: magma igneous rock sediment metamorphic rock sedimentary rock
Let’s Review the Rock Cycle !
Rock Cycle Quiz D C A C