How can we identify different types of rock?

In this lesson, we are going to become geologists! We have some problems to solve which are going to require us to make careful observations and construct an identification key to help us to identify different rocks. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this lesson.

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Science - Identifying rocks - End of lesson Quiz

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Q1.Which type of rock is formed when heat and pressure inside the Earth change igneous and sedimentary rock?

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Q2.Which type of rock is formed when pressure from layers of sediment causes the sediment to compact and cement?

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Q3.Which type of rock is formed when magma or lava cools?

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Q4.What kind of scientist studies rocks?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Science - Identifying rocks - End of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which type of rock is formed when heat and pressure inside the Earth change igneous and sedimentary rock?

1/4

Q2.Which type of rock is formed when pressure from layers of sediment causes the sediment to compact and cement?

2/4

Q3.Which type of rock is formed when magma or lava cools?

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Q4.What kind of scientist studies rocks?

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Lesson summary: How can we identify different types of rock?

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