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Science 8 Questions and Answers for Rocks

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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?
Rock
What are rocks made of?
Rocks are made of minerals and other materials
What is the look and feel of a rocks surface?
Texture
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?
Texture
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?
Cementation