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SRCS 14/15 Name ______________________________________ Date Due _______________________

Science 6/7
Ch. 4 Webquest
Click on the links to help you answer the questions in each section.
Answers do not have to be complete sentences.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml
Test the different rocks by using the red arrows to change rocks and pulling the levers to test a
characteristic. Click on the magnifying glass to learn more about the rock sample.
1.
Slate Marble Chalk Granite Pumice

Is it permeable?
(Lets water
through)



Does it split?



Does it wear
well?
(If it leaves a
mark- no)


Does it float?



2. Why is chalk the best rock in this activity to
use on blackboards?



3. Which rock floats on water?



4. Which rock would be good for making
roofing tiles?



5. Which rock is often used to make steps and
roads?
6. Which rock is formed from the skeletons of
tiny sea creatures?



7. Which rock is often used for statues or
grand buildings?



8. Which rock is the solidified lava from a
volcano?



9. What could be a problem with a monument
made from chalk?


http://web.archive.org/web/20060411150555/http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/canopy/1
080/
Click on a rock type, then profiles. Choose one of the following rocks and answer the questions below.
DO THIS FOR EACH ROCK TYPE.

10. Igneous Rock
Chosen:


Where it occurs:



Uses:



Symbol:



11. Sedimentary Rock
Chosen:


Where it occurs:



Uses:



Symbol:



12. Metamorphic Rock
Chosen:


Where it occurs:



Uses:



Symbol:



http://www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/uses.html - 4._Consumables_&_Processes
Read the following webpage and answer the questions below.

13. How much stone, sand, gravel, and cement will a person living in North America will use in
their lifetime?

14. Give one example of a use of a rock in the Stone Age.



15. In the Modern Age, the uses of rocks and minerals can be divided into five categories. List them
below.




Click on one of the categories and list one fact you found the most interesting.

16. Category selected:

17. Fun fact:

http://www.mme.gov.na/gsn/posters/earth science/daily_life.pdf
Pick three items (in red) and list the rock/ mineral used to make it (in black or white).
18. Item:



19. Rock/Minerals:

20. Item:



21. Rock/Minerals:

22. Item:



23. Rock/Minerals:




http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/
Go to the Introduction at the top of the page and read the information.
Scroll down and click on Begin with Types of Rocks.
You should now be on the Types of Rocks page. Read the section and answer these questions.

24. What are the 3 main types of rocks?

Give 1 interesting fact about each type of rock.
25. Igneous:


26. Sedimentary:


27. Metamorphic:


Give 1 example of each type of rock.

28. Igneous:

29. Sedimentary:

30. Metamorphic:

Scroll down to the What to Look For section.
31. What are the key characteristics used to identify rocks?





Click on Start Rock Collection and begin. Touch each rock and read the information about it.

32. Click on Identify Rock Types. Take the quiz and record your score here. __________out of __________
After the quiz, click on next chapter. You should now be on the How Rocks Change page. Read the
different sections and answer the following questions.

Heating & Pressure
33. What are the first 2 forces that cause rocks to change?


34. What is metamorphism?

* Watch the animation!
*Click on the Next button.

Melting
35. At what temperature does rock melt?

Cooling
36. What happens when liquid magma is cooled?

37. What is intrusive igneous rock?


38. What is extrusive igneous rock?


*Watch the animations!
*Click on the Next button.

Weathering & Erosion
39. What forces/elements are involved in weathering and erosion?



40. What is the result of weathering and erosion?

Compacting & Cementing
41. What happens to sediment over time?


*Watch the animations!
*Click on Transform the Rock. Take the quiz and record your score here.
42. ____________ out of _____________.

After the quiz, click on next chapter. You should now be on the Rock Cycle Diagram page. Read
the information and answer the following questions.
43. Who is the rock cycle attributed to?


44. What is the main idea of the rock cycle?


45. True or False: Rocks are not created nor destroyed, but they are recycled.


46. Draw the Rock Cycle.





























*Explore the rock cycle diagram by rolling the mouse over the names of the rock types and clicking on
the images.
*Go to Complete the Cycle. Take the quiz.

47. Write your score here. _____________ out of _____________
*After the quiz, click on final chapter. You should now be on the Test Your Skills page. Take the
quiz.

48. Write your score here. ___________ out of _____________