Minerals And Rocks Assignment

Directions: Answer the following questions on loose leaf and attach your answer to this question sheet to be handed in. Each answer should have more than 6 sentences. 100 points

Due Date: Tuesday, September 30th.

Part I:

1. What are rocks and minerals?

2. What is a rock made up of?

3. What is the difference between the two?

4. What are the three rock families? Explain how each of them form and give 2 examples of each type of rock.

5. What is the difference between an intrusive rock and extrusive rock?

Part II.

Now that you have become sort of an expert on Rocks and Minerals, write a letter to family member explaining to him or her what are Rocks and Minerals. The letter should contain 2 or more paragraphs.

Optional: You can type your answers.

You can refer to the following list of resources (websites, readings, PowerPoint Presentations, etc) to help you write your paper.