The study of rocks is an important part of elementary education because it helps students better understand the world around them. Rocks are all around us, and learning about their different types can provide insight into how our natural world was formed and how it continues to evolve.
Additionally, rocks are important resources for human society. Many building materials, such as marble and granite, are types of rocks. Studying rocks can help students understand how these resources are formed and how they can be used sustainably.
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils
In this activity, your child will learn and research about three main types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic - and how they are formed. They will also learn about the uses of these rocks in our everyday lives.
It will help your child or student:
Learn about the three main types of rocks and how they are formed.
Discover the different ways humans have utilized different types of rocks in their daily lives.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the three main types of rocks. Here's a informative video about rocks and how they are formed:
Here's a fun music video explaining the rock cycle, no it's not a rock song :)
Here's a good pictorial guide on the different types of rocks: