Properties and Uses of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks requires students to work in pairs in a fun competition that also helps to develop their Internet research skills.
Each pair is given two tables, one on the properties of various types of rocks, and the other on uses. The list of properties/uses is not in correct order, and students must rearrange it to make it accurate. The first pair of students to complete the table with 100% accuracy is the winner!
Properties and Uses of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks is an engaging activity that promotes teamwork and cooperation. It is suitable for students in years 8 – 10.
Properties and Uses of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks covers the following:
properties of various types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, such as basalt, granite, sandstone, slate and quartzite
uses of various types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, such as slate for floor and roofing tiles, marble for bench tops and statues, and limestone for cement
Along with two printable, black-and-white Student Worksheets (PLUS Answer Sheets), a digital (PowerPoint) version of this activity is included here at no extra cost, giving teachers a choice as to which they prefer to use. Answers provided means that no research or fact-checking is required here – it’s all been done for you!
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