6th grade Rocks & Minerals List #4

8 terms by kmisbryson 

Ready to study?
Start with Flashcards

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

Rocks and Minerals List #4

Rock-forming minerals

one of the common minerals that make up most of the rocks of earth's crust.

granite

a light-colored rock that has high silica content. Counter-tops are often made out of this.

Grains

give the rock it's texture. They vary in size, shape and pattern.

Texture

the look and feel of the rock's surface.

Igneous rock

forms when magma or lava cools and hardens.

Magma

the molten mixture of rock-forming substances, gases, and water from the layer of hot, solid material between earth's crust and core.

Sedimentary rock

forms when pieces of rock are pressed and cemented together. Also comes from the remains of plants and animals pressed together. Layers are buried below the surface.

Metamorphic rock

forms from other rocks that are changed by heat and pressure. Usually forms deep underground.

Flickr Creative Commons Images

Some images used in this set are licensed under the Creative Commons through Flickr.com. Click to see the original works with their full license.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set