Rocks and Minerals Unit Review
Unit Objectives:
 Students will learn the difference between a mineral and a rock and how
minerals make rocks.
 Students will learn the importance of minerals and rocks in their everyday life.
 Students will learn to identify minerals and rocks based on their common
characteristics.
 Students will understand the rock cycle and the processes involved in the rock
cycle.
 Students will learn to evaluate their collected data as compared to known or
given data.
Unit Vocabulary:
basaltic
crystal
granitic
luster
nonfoliated
sediments
cementation
extrusive
igneous rocks
magma
rock
streak
cleavage
foliated
intrusive
metamorphic rocks
rock cycle
compaction
fracture
lava
mineral
sedimentary rocks
Concepts to know for the unit assessment:
 Be able to identify the 13 rocks that we worked with in class.
 Know the differences between metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks.
 Know how to move about in the rock cycle.
 Know the basics of Moh’s harness scale.
 Know the different properties used to identify minerals.
 Know the basic composition of the Earth’s crust.
What to study for the unit assessment?
 The two biggest things to study are the notes and the readings. Pay special attention to
the chapter reviews.
 Also look over any labs and activities that we have done. I try to pull questions from
them as well.
 Do not forget to study for the rock identification part of the test. You will need to
identify the 13 rocks that you used during the rock lab.
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Rocks and Minerals Unit Review