Types of Rocks Examples

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Rock Types

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Rocks can be classified as sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Each type of rock is a different part of the rock cycle, and is formed in different ways. In this activity, students will create a chart that illustrates the different types of rocks. In addition to providing examples, encourage students to write a description of the rock and how it is formed. As an extended activity, have students examine the differences between intrusive and extrusive rocks.


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Create a chart with examples of the different rock types.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Label each column with the names of the different rock types.
  3. Use the internet, books, or your own knowledge to find three examples of each rock type.
  4. Write the names of these examples in the description boxes.
  5. Search for images of these examples and include them in the cell.
  6. Save and submit the assignment.
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