Rock Cycle 
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1. Sally picked up a piece of "rock" while she was walking to school. It felt heavy and was a golden color. She thought about what it could be, and then she realized it might be a mineral and not a rock. What should she do to find out more?

A. Scratch it to see how hard it is
B. Compare with other rock and mineral specimens that she can identify
C. Ask someone
D. all of these

2. Joe found a rock and noticed it was very light. He decided to see if it would float. He placed it in water and it did. Which of the following could it be?

A. granite
B. pumice
C. obsidian
D. pyrite

3. A solution consists of:

A. solvent and solute
B. solvent and sand
C. rocks and juice
D. sand and rocks

4. In a solution, which of the following is present in the greatest amount?

A. solute
B. solvent
C. solute and solvent are equal
D. solvent is completely missing

5. In order to make a supersaturated solution of Kool-Aid you must ____________ the solution.

A. mix
B. blend
C. shake
D. heat

6. The hardest mineral listed on the Mohs Hardness scale is:

A. diamond
B. fluorite
C. gypsum
D. apatite

7. Which of the following minerals can be scratched by a fingernail?

A. diamond
B. fluorite
C. gypsum
D. apatite

8. Rocks are formed:

A. in the lab
B. in volcanoes only
C. in the lithosphere
D. in the core of the Earth.

9. List 3 uses of minerals.


10. Stalactites and stalagmites are associated with:

A. caves
B. Earth formation
C. soil formation
D. diamond mining

11. List 3 places where sedimentary rocks can be formed.


12. Fossils are:

A. all the same age
B. found only in one place in the Earth
C. represent different eras of time
D. found in all three main types of rocks

13. Explain how early humans made color.


14. Paleontology is the study of:

A. old people
B. young animals
C. old animals
D. fossils

15. Which of the following is not a sedimentary rock?

A. claystone
B. sandstone
C. mudstone
D. granite.

16. Explain how old geologic time is.


17. Which of the following things is the oldest?

A. humans
B. mammoths
C. dinosaurs
D. clams

18. Explain where sand comes from and what you can tell about its origin from the individual grains.


19. Draw the arrows to show how the rock cycle operates.









20. On this cross section of the Earth's plates. Draw in red where igneous rocks are formed; yellow where sedimentary rocks are formed; and green where metamorphic rocks are formed.

ANSWERS: 1.(D); 2.(B); 3.(A); 4.(B); 5.(D); 6.(A); 7.(C); 8.(C); 9. gems, concrete, plaster, building, to name a few; 10.(A); 11. lake, river, pond, ocean, and many other wet environments; 12.(C); 13. crushed and powdered colored mineral in a thick gel like animal fat; 14.(D); 15.(D); 16. real old, older than anyone can image; 17.(D); 18. from broken down Mother Rocks;



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