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Rocks

In science we have learnt that there are 3 rock groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Watch this clip for a reminder of these:

    

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjty4wx/articles/zmx48xs

There is also another way to sort rocks - in to these 2 groups:

natural or human made

 

Now look carefully at these rock types:

 

 

Your task today is to look carefully around for different types of rock. 

Look around your home and see if you can find some things that are made from rock - naturally occurring or human- made. Maybe you could look in your garden or local area, when you take some exercise.

Record your findings in your home learning book. Maybe draw a table like this:

Rock hunt
description (drawing?, colour, texture, patterns, shape ...) Location / use (where was it found? Is it being used for something?) Do you know its name?

What type of rock do you think it is?

natural or human nmade

   

 

 

 

 

   

 

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