ROCKS & MINERALS

The following websites and links will help you to gather research on rocks and minerals.

 

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

TYPES OF ROCKS

 

ROCK CYCLE

 

MINERALS

 

 

 


TYPES OF ROCKS

What is a Rock WebQuest (Great resources and diagrams on the types of rocks)

BrainQuest - Learn about the different types of rocks by watching a video

Geography for Kids.com - Learn about the three types of rocks

Kids Love Rocks.com - Learn more about the three types of rocks

Where Are Rocks Found? - A website that explains where minerals are found

THE ROCK CYCLE

Harcourt Rock Cycle Video

Interactive Rock Cycle

MINERALS

Properties of Minerals (Scroll down to see the table for the properties of minerals)

Types of Minerals (Select Minerals 1 or Minerals 2 to see a picture and read a brief explanation for the different types of minerals)

Mineralogy 4 Kids - Learn about Rocks and Minerals in a "kid" friendly format

Rocks 4 Kids - Learn Minerals and their properties

* Kid Friendly List of Minerals - Includes pictures and a short explanation of the mineral and it use

* Rock Hound Kids - A website maintained by kids (includes a description of minerals and their uses)

Common Minerals and Their Uses

40 Common Minerals and Their Uses

Minerals Help You Grow - Read an article about how minerals are used in our food

* Mrs. Down's Science Class' List of Minerals and Their Uses

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CALCITE

Wikipedia - Calcite

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - Calcite

CORUNDUM

Wikipedia - Corundum

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - Corundum

FELDSPAR

Wikipedia - Feldspar

FLUORITE

Wikipedia - Fluorite

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - Fluorite

GYPSUM

Wikipedia - Gypsum

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - Gypsum

LIMESTONE

Wikipedia - Limestone

PYRITE

Wikipedia - Pyrite

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - Pyrite

QUARTZ

Wikipedia - Quartz

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - Quartz

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