Examine with the electronic microscope
Examine using a penlight
Feel: How does the
Descriptive words:smooth, bumpy, rough, slippery, glassy, scratchy, soft, hard, heavy, light, crumbling, soft like powder
Streak: Rub the mineral on the tile.
Descriptive words: yellow, white, gray, black, reddish brown
Smells: How does it smell?
Descriptive words: dirt, musky, sulfur (like matches), none nature, stinky lead, salty, ashy, oily, fishy
Luster: When you shine the light on it or looks like.
Descriptive words: dull, sparkly, shiny, metallic, glassy, waxy, pearly oily
Light: Shine the light through it.
Descriptive words: shines through a lot, yes, no, foggy, bright,
Magnetic: Put the magnet on the rock.
Descriptive words: yes, no
Hardness: Rocks are rated by hardness on the Moh Scale of 1-10. Try scratching it with your finger first, if not then the penny, if not then the nail.
Descriptive words:finger-soft 0-2, penny medium soft 3-4, nail medium hard 6-7 and hard 8-10.
Shape: How does the mineral look?
Descriptive words: thin, flat layers, clumps, crystalline sides, cube, square, bumpy, square, flat sides, cleavage
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8. What is molten rock inside the Earth called?
lava igneous rock magma
9. Which of these are igneous rocks?
limestone sandstone granite obsidian
10. Which of these rocks are sedimentary rocks?
basalt sandstone slate limestone
11. Which of these rocks are metamorphic rocks?
limestone marble granite gneiss
12. What do we call plant and animal life found in rocks?
lava fossils crystals
Draw and describe the rock cycle using paper or an electronic drawing program: