Rocks Mrs. Morgan’s 2007 Third Grade
Limestone Abbey Sewell
Limestone’s description • Limestone is ametamorphic rock. • Limestone has a fossil in it.
USES • Is used for construction of buildings. • Is also used for cement, plaster and chalk
Where it is found It is found in ancient seas, coral reefs, and around hot springs.
I Got My Information At: http://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~oesis/field/medium/limestone1.jpg http://www.google.com/
Shale Austin Willis
You can find this rock in: • New York • Massachusetts
Its uses are: bricks floor baseball courts
Description: • Sedimentary rock • Mudstone • Clay squeezed together • Most common rock
I Found My Info Here: • http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/index.html • http://www.google.com/ • http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/canopy/1080/sedimentary.htm • http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/create/index.html
Gneiss Bryan Malcolm
Where minerals found • Worldwide, but also in roots of fold mountain systems.
Description • It is a metamorphic rock • It is coarse • It can come in lots of colors
Uses • Construction • Ornamental
I Found My Information At: http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/canopy/1080/gneiss.htm http://www.google.com/
Graphite Colby Gill
Description • Dark gray black or slippery
Uses • In pencils • For cell phones • Metal working • Lubricants • Brake lines
Location • China • Brazil • India
I Found My Info At: • http://www.google.com/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphite
Marble Destiny Strong
Uses • It is widely used for buildings and statues. • It is very strong.
Where is marble found? • Marble is found in China, Poland, Ireland, Pakistan, Croatia, Italy, and Vermont.
Description • When limestone ,a sedimentary rock, gets buried deep in earth for millions of years. The heat and pressure can change it into a metamorphic rock called marble.
I Got My Information At: • http://www.google.com/
Granite Jenna Rainwater
Where The Rocks Are Found: • Granite is found where magma once was.
Description • Granite is one of the most common rocks in the world. • Granite is a igneous rock and is mostly made of, quartz, feldspar, and mica crystals.
Uses • Granite is used for long lasting monuments, roads, and steps.
I Found My Information At: • http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/canopy/1080/granite.htm • http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/expert/granite.htm • http://www.google.com/
Feldspar Kaitlyn Loper
Description • Feldspar has flat sides or facets
Found • 60% of the earth’s crust is metamorphic and sedimentary rock.
Uses • Ceramics • Bon Ami household cleaner
I Found My Info At: • http://www.ima-na.org/about_industrial_minerals/feldspar.asp
Calcite Matthew Holloway
Location • New Mexico • Wyoming • Arizona
Description • Calcite is very soft it can be scratched by a penny.
Uses Calcite is used in gum, glue, soap, toothpaste and antacids.
I Found My Info At: • http://www.emineralshow.com/calcitelist.htm • http://www.google.com/
Quartz Megan Williamson
Description • Quartz is hard, colorless, transparent, and has a white streak in it. • There are many varieties of quartz that have many colors.
Where is it Found? • Every continent on the Earth.
Uses • Quartz is used for glass, electronics, and jewelry too.
I Found my Information Here: • http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl • http://www.google.com/
Gypsum Quenton Reid
Where It’s Found • Mexico • Sicily • Utah • Colorado
Uses • It is used to make Plaster of Paris, casts, mold, and wallboards.
Description • Gypsum is a Sedimentary rock. • They are made of sulfate minerals and formed as the result evaporating sea water in massive prehistoric basins.