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  1. Rocks andMinerals From Dull to DAZZLING!

  2. What will we learn? • What are rocks and minerals? • What are the three basic rock types? • How are rocks formed? • How can the internet help us discover more about rocks and minerals? • How can we take a virtual mine tour using our Smart Board technology? • What books can we read to find out more about rocks and minerals?

  3. What are Rocks?

  4. Types of Rock • Igneous • Sedimentary • Metamorphic

  5. Igneous Rock • Igneous rock get its name from the Latin word for fire, “igneus.” These rocks are born of fire!

  6. Metamorphic Rock • Metamorphic rock is rock that has changed form from heat and pressure. • Metamorphic comes from the Greek words meta (change) and morph (form).

  7. Sedimentary Rock • Sedimentary rock is formed by deposits made by wind, water, ice or gravity.

  8. Rock FormationCheck this link to see how rocks are formed. • http:// • www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/create/index.html Igneous Metamorphic Sedimentary

  9. What are Minerals?

  10. TYPES OF MINERALS • Igneous Minerals • Metamorphic Minerals • Sedimentary Minerals

  11. EXAMPLES OF IGNEOUS MINERALS

  12. EXAMPLES OF METAMORPHIC MINERALS

  13. EXAMPLES OF SEDIMENTARY MINERALS

  14. Mine Games!Take the Challenge! http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/minerals/games/index.html

  15. Take the Mineral Virtual Tour! • http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mms/scho-ecol/tour/home_e.htm

  16. Rock and Roll With Books!Locate and read these books in our classroom!

  17. Keep Rockin’…More Books! • Read these books in our room for more information on rocks and minerals!