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All you need to know about Rocks in Year 8

Assignment Task


What does the rock look like? (eg. colour, grainy, rough, layers,) 

What are the physical properties of the rock? (eg. colour, texture hardness) 

What type of rock it is? (sedimentary, metamorphic or igneous)

How is the rock formed? And explain the process? (eg. temperature, pressure) 

Where is the rock found? (bottom of the ocean, along the coast, in the earth’s crust? In Australia, International) 

What are the key minerals that make up the rock? 

Does it have any uses? (eg. building, decorative, mining) 

What are some interesting facts about it?

Descriptive Words


angular rounded
fragment grain size
colourless clear
glassy silky
dull shiny
pearly brownish
sharp smooth
rough flat
pale dark
striped spotted


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