ROCKS AND MINERALS! Beth Carter, White Knoll Elementary Lexington School District One
Minerals! • A solid object that was formed in nature, and has never been alive.
Examples of Minerals Quartz Calcite Iron Diamond Hematite
Uses of Minerals Quartz makes glass. Diamonds make jewelry. Many things that we see and use every day are made from iron.
Rocks are made of minerals. Some rocks are made of just one, while others are made of many. Granite is a rock that is made of three minerals.
How Rocks Form Flowing water, exploding volcanoes, and heat and pressure from inside the Earth all form the three types of rocks.
The Three Types of Rocks • Igneous Rock • Sedimentary Rock • Metamorphic Rock
Uses of Rocks • Buildings • Statues • Computer chips • Art
Minerals and Rocks • Rocks are made of one or more minerals • Minerals and rocks have many uses • There are three types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic