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  • Question 1
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    What kind of scientist studies the earth and the things that make up the earth?

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    a zoologist

    a doctor

    a biologist

    a geologist

  • Question 2
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    What are minerals made of?

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    1 element

    2 or more elements

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    What is made up of 2 or more minerals?

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    gemstone

    rock

    volcano

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    Check the boxes that tell us about rocks.

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    Rocks are made of 2 or more minerals.

    Nature presses the minerals together and heats them.

    Rocks are made of the same substance.

    A rock usually has different colors in it.

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    In science, when we want to describe a rock or a mineral, we look at its ______________

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    elements

    properties

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    What are all of the properties we use to sort and classify rocks and minerals? Check all that apply.

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    color

    sparkliness

    texture

    hardness

    luster

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    Which words describe the propery: LUSTER?

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    blue

    dull

    waxy

    gray

    metallic

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    Which property describes how a rock FEELS when you touch it?

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    Luster

    Hardness

    Texture

    Color

  • Question 9
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    How do we test a rock or mineral for hardness?

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    weigh it

    measure it

    look at it through a magnifying glass

    scratch it

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    What are the names of the three categories of rock?

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    soft

    hard

    igneous

    metamorphic

    sedimentary

  • Question 11
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    Intrusive igneous rocks form where?

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    below the earth's surface

    outside the earth's surface

    under the water

    in layers

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    True or False: Igneous rocks form when lava cools and becomes a solid.

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    True

    False

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    True or False: Igneous rocks can have crystals in them.

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    True

    False

  • Question 14
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    What kind of rock is formed with tiny pieces of plants, animals and other materials?

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    a strong rock

    igneous rock

    a diamond

    sedimentary rock

    metamorphic rock

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    What type of rocks do we find FOSSILS in?

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    Metamorphic

    Igeneous

    Sedimentary

  • Question 16
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    Rocks that ______________ are called metamorphic rocks.

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    grow

    change

    crumble

    shine

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    Metamorphic rocks are changed by 2 things:

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    liquids

    Heat and pressure

    lava and magma

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    True or False: If a metamorphic rock faces too much heat and pressure, it can melt.

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    True

    False

  • Question 19
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    True or False: People press minerals together to make rocks.

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    True

    False

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    The toughest minerals are very __________ to scratch.

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    hard

    easy

  • Question 21
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    What words describe the TEXTURE of a rock. Check them all.

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    cold

    rough

    shiny

    smooth

  • Question 22
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    What items would you use to do a hardness test on a rock?

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    glass

    fingernail

    loonie

    penny

    stick

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    The rock cycle takes a ____________ time to happen.

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    short

    long

  • Question 24
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    True or False: If a metamorphic rock has too much heat or pressure it can melt.

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    True

    False

  • Question 25
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    A rock that has holes in it is probably a:

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    sedimentary rock

    metamorphic rock

    igneous rock

  • Question 26
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    True or false: We use different types of rock to make things that humans use.

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    True

    False

  • Question 27
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    The outside layer of the earth is called the:

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    crust

    mantle

    outer core

    inner core

  • Question 28
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    What is the strongest mineral on earth?

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    coal

    diamonds

    gemstones

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