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Rocks and Minerals
Find It! Quiz
Name__________________________________
Use the Little Explorers picture dictionary to answer the following questions.

1. This word starts with an "R." The Earth's crust is made of this substance. What is this word? ___________________

2. This word starts with an "M." It is a naturally-occurring solid with a regular molecular structure. What is it? ___________________

3. This word starts with an "L." It is a word for molten rock on the surface of the Earth. It often comes from volcanoes. What is it called? ______________

4. This phrase starts with an "I." When molten rock cools, this type of rock forms. What is this word? ___________________ ____________

5. This phrase starts with an "M." It is a type of rock that is formed deep in the Earth, under great pressure and high heat. What is it called? ___________________ ____________

6. This phrase starts with an "S." It is a type of rock that is formed when sediment (like sand or mud) collects and is eventually put under great pressure and heat. Fossils are often found in this type of rock. What is it called? ___________________ ____________

7. This word starts with a "G." It is a common type of igneous rock. What is it called? ___________________

8. This word starts with an "L." It is a type of sedimentary rock made from the skeletons of long-dead microscopic animals. What is it called? _______________________

9. This word starts with an "M." It is a type of metamorphic rock. What is it called? _______________________

10. This word starts with a "Q." It is a common type of crystalline mineral. What is it called? _______________________

11. This word starts with an "S." It is a common type of crystalline mineral that we eat all the time. What is it called? _______________________

12. This word starts with a "D." It is a rare and very hard type of crystalline mineral. What is it called? _______________________

13. This word starts with an "S." It is a valuable metallic mineral. It is the shiniest metal. What is it called? _______________________

14. This word starts with an "I." It is a common metallic mineral that is used for many things, including railroad tracks. What is it? _______________________

15. This word starts with a "G." It is the study of the structure of the Earth and rocks and minerals. What is it? _______________________



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