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Today you and your group will research a rock.

  1. Go to and look at the different rocks.
  2. Choose a rock to research and answer the following questions:

-What type of rock is it? (Igneous, Sedimentary, or Metamorphic)

-What does it look like?

-How was it formed?

-Where is it found on Earth?

-What is it used for?

-Why is it important?

-What elements is it composed of?

-What shape are the pieces if you break them off?

-How hard is it (Mohs scale)?

3. Present your information.

Example rocks:

Schist, Gneiss, Granite, Basalt, Pumice, Obsidian, Limestone, Shale, Sandstone, Gypsum, Halite, Muscovite, Marble, Scoria, Quartzite, Breccia, Conglomerate, Dolomite, Flint, Iron Ore, Siltstone, Pegmatite, Andesite, Diorite, Gabbro, Peridotite, Rhyolite, Tuff, Phyllite, Amphibolite, Hornfels, Marble