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Be a Rock Hound
Student Worksheet
Make a rock collection. Cut out the rocks. Put them in three groups: igneous,
sedimentary, and metamorphic. Read each description and match it to the rock it
tells about. Fold back on the dotted line and glue each rock in the correct place.
Igneous
Sedimentary
Metamorphic
formed from slow-cooling
made underwater from the
can be made from
magma; speckled with
shells of animals; can have
granite; wavy bands
large mineral grains
many fossils
of dark and light layers
volcanic rock with many
made from layers of sand;
rock made from shale;
air holes; light enough to
fine, grainy texture
splits easily into flat sheets
float in water
formed when layers of
colored layers may be
dark volcanic rock; shiny
mud and clay are
made smooth and shiny;
like glass; sharp edges
pressed together
formed from limestone
n
shale
marble
obsidia
Sedimentary
Metamorphic
Igneous
p
umice
limestone
sandstone
Igneous
Sedimentary
Sedimentary
gneiss
granite
slate
Metamorphic
Igneous
Metamorphic
Earth’s Many Forces
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Name
Date
Be a Rock Hound
Student Worksheet
Make a rock collection. Cut out the rocks. Put them in three groups: igneous,
sedimentary, and metamorphic. Read each description and match it to the rock it
tells about. Fold back on the dotted line and glue each rock in the correct place.
Igneous
Sedimentary
Metamorphic
formed from slow-cooling
made underwater from the
can be made from
magma; speckled with
shells of animals; can have
granite; wavy bands
large mineral grains
many fossils
of dark and light layers
volcanic rock with many
made from layers of sand;
rock made from shale;
air holes; light enough to
fine, grainy texture
splits easily into flat sheets
float in water
formed when layers of
colored layers may be
dark volcanic rock; shiny
mud and clay are
made smooth and shiny;
like glass; sharp edges
pressed together
formed from limestone
n
shale
marble
obsidia
Sedimentary
Metamorphic
Igneous
p
umice
limestone
sandstone
Igneous
Sedimentary
Sedimentary
gneiss
granite
slate
Metamorphic
Igneous
Metamorphic
Earth’s Many Forces
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Be a Rock Hound
Answer Key
Rocks should be pasted in this order from top to bottom: Igneous—granite, pumice,
obsidian; Sedimentary—limestone, sandstone, shale; Metamorphic—gneiss, slate,
marble.
Igneous
Sedimentary
Metamorphic
Granite
Limestone
Gneiss
Pumice
Sandstone
Slate
Obsidian
Shale
Marble
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Circles and Cycles
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