Test!!!! Rocks and Rock Formation


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Friday, February 9th: Formation Comparison- Sedimentary Rocks and Minerals

Go to the VENN DIAGRAM Link: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn_diagrams/

Create a Venn Diagram comparing the formation of sedimentary rocks to the formation of minerals.

  1. Label the LEFT SIDE of the diagram, SEDIMENTARY.
  2. Label the RIGHT SIDE of the diagram, MINERALS.
  3. Put common characteristics in the middle and differences on either side (similar to what we did with igneous rocks).
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Thursday, February 8th: Metamorphic Rocks

ROCKS- GREAT WEBSITE: https://geology.com/rocks/

Sedimentary Rock Review

  • The Formation of Clastic Sedimentary Rocks- (2:53) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3EnKjDrXHc
    • Clastic rocks form when fragments of rocks (or sediment) are squeezed together. For example, sandstone, shale, and conglomerate.
  • The Formation of Chemical Sedimentary Rocks (2:41)– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uog2juH6IqI
    • Some form when minerals dissolved in a solution crystallize. For example, limestone.
    • Some form when mineral deposits left when seas or lakes evaporate. For example, rock salt.
  • Biochemical or Organic Sedimentary Rocks (– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4irAvomF9g
    • Form where the remains of dead plants and animals are deposited in thick layers.
      • Coal forms from the remains of layers and layers of swamp plants buried in water. The weight of the layers squeezes the plants over millions of years to form coal.
      • Limestone forms in the ocean where the calcite shells from corals, clams, and oysters have piled up on the ocean floor. Over millions of years compaction and cementation change this sediment to limestone.


FLOW CHART VIDEO…and a little more-

Image from: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/ks3/gsl/education/resources/rockcycle/page3459.html

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Monday, February 5th: Sedimentary Rocks and Coal


COAL FORMATION YOUTUBE (We’ll watch these together!!!)


Sedimentary Rock Formationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNvf5LBx4s




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Thursday, February 1st: Sedimentary Continued and Vocabulary Quiz

Link to the Vocabulary Quiz- http://www.quia.com/quiz/6675131.html

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Tuesday, January 30th: Sedimentary Rocks

I MADE A MISTAKE!!! The 4th type of grain texture on your igneous rock observation should be PORPHYRITIC and not PYROCLASTIC. Duh!! Please make the change on your sheet. Thanks, Ms. Fitz.

QUESTION FOR TODAY: How do sedimentary rocks form?


  • Use the information on pages 152, 153 from Sedimentary Rocks to fill out the worksheet.  Also use the videos below to help you to understand Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition more.
  • SEDIMENTARY ROCK worksheet due tomorrow, January 31st. Igneous rock observation, not due yet!

FIRST: What is sediment?

  • If you have ever walked along a stream or beach you may have noticed tiny sand grains, mud, and pebbles. These are particles of sediment. Sediment is small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things. In addition to particles of rock, sediment may include shells, bones, leaves, stems and other remains of living things.

SECOND: How do sedimentary rocks form?

You start with the process of weathering, erosion and deposition. Watch this first movie to help you to understand weathering, especially. Write information on your handout.

The second movie gives you a fun introduction to the process of forming a sedimentary rock but use page 153 to get the information for your worksheet.


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Wednesday, January 24th: Igneous Rocks

ROCK CLASSIFICATION: How Geologists Classify Rocks- http://slideplayer.com/slide/9772801/



    1. Introduction to Igneous Rocks (includes flow chart) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCnAF1Opt8M
    2. Igneous Rocks– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvft8XI4nao
    3. Igneous Rocks ACSSU153- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrN7jygu4cQ

Text Book Access- http://ocas.pearsonschool.com/ph/cd/0-13-181332-3/iText/products/0-13-181243-2/index.html 

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