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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!

Beth Carter, White Knoll Elementary

Lexington School District One


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What are minerals?


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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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What are rocks?


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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


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Uses of Rocks

  • Buildings

  • Statues

  • Computer chips

  • Art


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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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