Rock Types

Updated: 11/1/2017
Rock Types
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Rocks Lesson Plans

Rocks and Weathering

Lesson Plans by Oliver Smith

The rock cycle is never-ending and is constantly changing the landscape through a series of different processes. Scientists use knowledge about the formation, weathering, and erosion of rocks to study the planet's history. Additionally, fossils that are found in rocks have allowed us to learn more about how life evolved on Earth. Students will enjoy creating visual aids to help them understand the rock cycle and types of weathering!

Rocks and Weathering

Storyboard Description

3 types of rocks - sedimentary metamorphic igneous

Storyboard Text

  • Example 1
  • Limestone
  • Granite
  • Phyllite
  • Example 2
  • Sandstone
  • Basalt
  • Slate
  • Example 3
  • Chert
  • Andesite
  • Marble