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Why is marble useful for buildings and statues?

Marble can be cut into thin slabs or carved into may shapes and it is easy to polish

What are some of the ways that slate is used?

Slate can be cut easily into flat pieces, which make roofing, and chalkboards

How do geologists classify a rock?

They classify rocks into 3 major groups: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic

What is earths crust made of?


What are rocks made of?

Rocks are made of minerals and other materials

What is the look and feel of a rocks surface?


What are the particles of minerals or other rocks that make up a rock?

Mineral Composition

What remains of living things do sediment include?

Rock, shells, bones, leaves, and stems

What do the 3 major rock groups have in common?

They all form similarly

How are they different?

The content of the rocks was different

What is the type of rock that forms in layers?

Sedimentary Rock

What is igneous rock used for?

Tools and building materials

How has granite been used for in the past?

Curbstones, floors, and kitchen counters

What is the look and feel of a rocks surface?


What are particles of minerals and other rocks that make up a rock?

Mineral compostion

What is the procces in which parts of a rock are sealed onto a rock?


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