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Rocks
Minerals
Rock Cycle
Vocabulary
CHOICE 5
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Intrusive Igneous Rock
This type of igneous rock
cools slowly beneath the earth’s
surface.
Row 1, Col 1
Diamond
What is the name of the
strongest mineral?
1,2
Igneous Rock
This type of rock forms when
magma cools.
1,3
Geologist
This type of scientist studies
rocks, minerals, and the
structure of earth.
1,4
Streak
When you scratch a mineral
across a white ceramic plate,
it leaves behind a powdered line
what is this line called?
1,5
Foliated Metamorphic Rock
What type of metamorphic rock
has distinct bands, like the
rock below?
2,1
Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
When describing the
transparency of a mineral
what three words do you use?
2,2
Metamorphic Rock
When heat and pressure cause
a rock to change, this type of
rock is formed.
2,3
Natural Resource
A naturally occurring substance
on earth that is useful.
2,4
Non renewable resource
Coal is an example of what type
of natural resource?
2,5
Strata
The distinct lines in metamorphic
rocks are called what?
3,1
Physical Properties
Properties such as color,
transparency, luster, and
crystal shape make up a
minerals what?
3,2
Weathering
What is the process responsible
for breaking down rocks into
smaller and smaller pieces.
3,3
Magma
Molten rock beneath Earth’s
surface.
3,4
Fossil Fuel
Natural gas is an example of
what?
3,5
Extrusive Igneous Rocks
Igneous rocks that
cool quickly, and have
small crystals
4,1
Octahedron
An eight sided crystal
shape is called what?
4,2
Cementation, compaction
When multiple rock sediments
are brought together, these
processes are happening.
4,3
Transparent
The ability to transmit light so
that an object can be clearly
seen through a substance
4,4
Sediments
Pieces of broken rock are
called what?
4,5
Sedimentary
Fossils, like the one shown in this
picture, are most likely to form in
this type of rock
5,1
In nature
Where must minerals always
form?
5,2
Magma
When a rock melts,
this substance is formed.
5,3
Opaque
An object that is unable to
transmit light.
5,4
Cool
In order for magma to become
an igneous rock, what must it do?
5,5
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