Rocks and Rock Formation
A lesson about the three basic rock types and their formation.
• to teach students the name of each rock type;
to teach the process of formation for each rock type;
to provide examples of each rock type;
to provide exercises that test students? understanding of rock types and formation.
We walk over rocks every day, build cities and roads from rocks, and even wear rocks! But what about the millions of rocks we don?t notice? If you don?t look too closely, all rocks look the same, so it?s easy to overlook most of them. But the Earth is covered with rocks of every shape and size, and each one is unique! Scientists who study the Earth and its rocks are called geologists. Today, you will become a geologist yourself as we explore the three different types of rocks and how they are formed.