RFG 2018 Conference

Rocks

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Rocks are mixtures of one or more minerals. Sedimentary rocks are made of solid, loose pieces of rocks (in the form of sand, silt, clay, and gravel), or the remains of living things found at the surface of the Earth, that over a very long period of time, has become compacted and cemented into sedimentary rock. Igneous rocks come from melted rock material, or magma, that lies beneath Earth’s surface. Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have become changed by intense heat or pressure while forming.

Teaching Resources from the Education Resources Network

Curricula & Instruction Resources

Aurichalcite sample
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Minerals are among the most beautiful objects in nature, and they are used to make objects you...

Fluorite sample
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The study of rocks is called petrology. Rocks may have fossils in them, and they are made up of...

Alibates Flint
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Printable poster. matching questions, mineral pictures, your house came out of the ground...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Variety of Minerals
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.

Plunging Anticline, Split Mountain
Resource Type: Image Collections

Image Gallery from Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Gold sample
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of career images related to geology and rocks from the Earth Science World...

 

Outreach Programs

Variety of Minerals
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

If you find rocks interesting, you might like to try rock collecting to help you learn more...

Great Lakes SeaWiFS image
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Data and maps, research, reports, fact sheets; Location: St. Paul, MN

Pueblo ruins in Bandeleer National Monument, New Mexico
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Data and maps, research, reports, fact sheets, newsletters, visualizations, publications;...