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ROCKS AND MINERALS!. Beth Carter, White Knoll Elementary Lexington School District One. What are minerals?. Minerals!. A solid object that was formed in nature, and has never been alive. Examples of Minerals. Quartz. Calcite. Iron. Diamond. Hematite. Uses of Minerals.

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rocks and minerals
ROCKS AND MINERALS!

Beth Carter, White Knoll Elementary

Lexington School District One

minerals
Minerals!
  • A solid object that was formed in nature, and has never been alive.
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Examples of Minerals

Quartz

Calcite

Iron

Diamond

Hematite

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Uses of Minerals

Quartz makes glass.

Diamonds make jewelry.

Many things that we see and use every day are made from iron.

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Rocks are made of minerals. Some rocks are made of just one, while others are made of many.

Granite is a rock that is made of three minerals.

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How Rocks Form

Flowing water, exploding volcanoes, and heat and pressure from inside the Earth all form the three types of rocks.

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The Three Types of Rocks

  • Igneous Rock
  • Sedimentary Rock
  • Metamorphic Rock
uses of rocks
Uses of Rocks
  • Buildings
  • Statues
  • Computer chips
  • Art
minerals and rocks
Minerals and Rocks
  • Rocks are made of one or more minerals
  • Minerals and rocks have many uses
  • There are three types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic
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