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CRYSTALLIZATION
EARTH
EXTRUSIVE
FELDSPAR
GRANITE
IGNEOUS
INTRUSIVE
LAVA
MAGMA
QUARTZ
ROCK

Rock Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

All rocks form under the_______. crust
Rocks that are formed by lava or magma are called_______. Igneous
Sedimentary rocks have lots of_________. Layers
All rocks have two or more________. minerals
Igneous rocks that are formed underground are made from________. magma
What type of sedimentary rock forms under water? limestone
What rock is made from sand layers are pushed together? sandstone
What helps make metamorphic rock other than soil? heat
What igneous rock is great for climbing? granite
What rock is made when rocks squeeze together by heat and other rocks? Metamorphic
Igneous rocks that cool on the outside of the earth are called________. extrusive
Igneous rocks that cool inside the earth are called_________. intrusive
What Igneous rock has lots of holes in it? pumice
What sedimentary rock is held together by different types of rock? conglomerate
What igneous rock has no crystals, is smooth, and is smooth? Obsidian
Metamorphic rocks that are made of thin layers of minerals are called_______. slate
What metamorphic rock is made of minerals pressed together? gneiss
Extrusive rocks are made by what substance? lava
Rocks made from lava or magma are________ rocks. Igneous
Rocks are turned into sand by ocean_______. waves

Rock Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Rocks formed by extreme heat and pressure Metamorphic
Rocks formed by the cooling of magma Igneous
Rocks formed by weathering, layering, and compaction Sedimentary
This molten material cools inside a volcano Magma
This igneous rock that cools slowly has large crystals and coarse grains Intrusive
This igneous rock that cools quickly has small crystals and fine grains Extrusive
This material cools on the exterior of a volcano Lava
A mixture of minerals forms this Rock
The Latin word meaning "igneous" Fire
Sedimentary rocks often have layers that contain this Fossils
A specific type of sedimentary rock Sandstone
A specific type of metamorphic rock Quartzite
A specific type of igneous rock Granite

Igneous Rocks Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

PLUTONS
INTRUSIVE
EXTRUSIVE
MAGMA MIXING
ASSIMILATION
CRYSTAL SETTLING
BOWENS REACTION SERIES
QUARTZ
GRANITE
VISCOSITY
MAFIC
INTERMEDIATE
FELSIC
MAGMA

Crossword Puzzle for Rocks and Minerals

Type
Crossword
Description

the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans. rock
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the stratification or layering of rocks or other geological materials. bedding
hot fluid or semifluid material below or within the earth's crust magma
hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this. lava
igneous rocks that form from crystallized magma beneath the earth's surface intrusive
igneous rocks formed on the surface extrusive
occurs when only a portion of a solid is melted partialmelting
formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava igneousrock
Veins of extremely large-grained minerals pegmatites
large, well-formed crystals surrounded by fine-grained crystals of the same or different minerals Porphyritic
size, shape, and distribution of crystals or grains that make up a rock  texture
when mineral growth cements sediment grains together into rock Cementation
chemical sedimentary rocks that form as a result of crystal grains precipitating out of a supersaturated body of water evaporite
a subsurface area of rock that has enough porosity to allow for the accumulation of oil, natural gas, or water Reservoir
the percentage of open spaces between grains in a rock Porosity
sediments having particles ranging in size from boulders to microscopic particles, which often have worn surfaces and rounded corners. Clastic
a naturally occurring solid material from which a metal or valuable mineral can be profitably extracted. ore

Geology Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A vent for extrusive igneous rock volcano
Igneous rock that cools slowly below the surface of the earth Intrusive
Comes from metamorphosed quartz sandstone Quartzite
The name comes from the Greek word "to split" Schist
Limestone is the protolith of this Marble
The process of breaking rock into smaller pieces Weathering
A common rock forming mineral Quartz
A horizontal igneous intrusion Sill
Prefix meaning new Neo
A very lightweight extrusive rock filled with air bubbles Pumice
The name of molten igneous rock under the surface of the earth Magma
Volcanic glass Obsidian
A common intrusive igneous rock Granite
An agent of metamorphism resulting from the weight of rock above Pressure
The process of turning to stone Lithification
Metamorphic rock that comes from shale Slate
The common name for extrusive igneous rock Lava
Cutting across layers Discordant

Rocks and Minerals Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Type of rock formed when lava or magma cools Igneous
Type of rocks that made when other rocks are subjected to heat and preassure Metamorphic
Heavy lead Mineral Galena
Oldest known and coveted mineral Gold
Made of small pieces of mud,sand, or small stones Sediments
A rock gets its color from the.......it's made of Minerals
....are made of minerals Rocks
....its a hard mineral Quartz
When Mica,and Quartz are mixed together ,they become a kind of rock named....... Granite
Melted rock that flows out of a volcano...... Lava
As melted rock cools, the minerals it's made of may form...... Crystals
one kind od igneous rock is called.... Obsidian
Melted rock that is inside Earth is called.... Magma
.....rocks form on Earth's surface or just beneath it Sedimentary
Some loose sediments are glude together to make rock this is called... Cementing
......is another kind of sedimentary rock Conglomerate
...is a sedimentary rock made from shells Limestone
...is a sedimentary rock made from mud Shale
The granite changes into a metamorphic rock called... Gneiss
Water,wind,and ice change rocks.It's called... Weathering

Rocks and Minerals Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the earth surface. sedimentary
sedimentary rocks being exposed to extreme weather. Metamophic
Rocks formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Igneous
Hot fluid or semi fluid material below or within the earth's crust. Magma
Hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano lava
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid sediment
The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth Rock
A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence Mineral
The change of minerals or geologic texture in pre-existing rocks. metamorphism
The continuous physical force exerted on or against an object Pressure
A hard sedimentary rock, composed mainly of calcium limestone
Sedimentary rock consisting of sand or quartz grains cemented together Sandstone
A hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is made Stone
A metamorphic rock with a banded or foliated structure Gneiss
A very hard, granular, crystalline, igneous rock consisting mainly of quartz. Granite
A hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz. Quartzite
An aluminosilicate mineral typically occurring as fibrous masses. Sillimanite
A hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone, typically white. Marble
A various colored or transparent mineral. Micas
A class of rock-forming silicate or aluminosilicate minerals. Amphibole

Rock cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is formed by deposition Sedimentary
What is a inorganic substance Mineral
What is from magma or lave Igneous
What is called the process of rocks Rockcycle
What is a solid mineral material that to form on the surface of earth Rock
The process of eroding by wind Erosion
What is a rock that transform by heat or pressure Metamorphic
What are the metamorphic process Heat
Different type of sedimentary rocks Limestone
What cause a igneous rock Cooling
What is called when magma reached earth surface and turned in a rock surface Extrusive
What wears away and change things Weathering
What is another metamorphic process Pressure
What are intrusive igneous rocks Basalt
What breaks down things Deposition
When rocks are stick together what is that called Compacting

Geology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

molten rock magma
cool, top layer of Earth crust
17 huge slabs of rock tectonic plates
tool to measure motion of ground seismometer
a naturally occurring solid that has a specific chemical make-up Mineral
2 or more minerals together. Rock
formed from cooled magma or lava. Igneous
forms under the surface, cools slowly and forms big crystals. Intrusive
forms above the surface, forms small crystals. Extrusive
made of sand, rocks, minerals, and organic matter. Sedimentary
the compaction and cementation of sediments. lithification
organisms (plants + animals) preserved in sedimentary rock. fossils
formed when heat and pressure "RECYLCE" rock. Metamorphic
this law states that older rocks are at the bottom of the sequence, youngest at the top. Law of Superposition
movement of Earths crust. Plate Tectonics
heat, ash, and lava released from vent forms "cones" volcanoes
shaking caused when tectonic plates suddenly move and release pressure and stress. Earthquakes
acid rain eats away rock. Forms caves and sinkholes. chemical weathering
water and wind breaking down rocks. physical weathering
weathered rock and organic matter. Soil
organic material Humus
nutrient rich Topsoil
sand, silt, clay Subsoil
Least Permeable Bed Rock
air spaces Porosity
ability to transport H2O Permeability
gritty, H2O flows easily Sand
powder Silt
sticky and clumpy (NO H2O flow) Clay
best for plants, mix of all. Loam
wind deposited silt Loess
decomposing organic matter Humus

Rocks and minerals Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Rocks are exposed to extreme temperature and pressure Metamorphic
When magma or lava cools and crystallizes Igneous
Rocks are broken down into smaller pieces or dissolved in water as rocks erode Sedimentary
Measure of the resistance of a mineral to scratching Hardness
Any natural occurring , generally composed of minerals Rock
Color of a mineral when it is crushed to a powder Streak
How a mineral breaks into flat surfaces Cleavage
The way light interacts with a rock, or mineral Luster
the quality of an object or substance with the way light reflects the object color
how the object feels texture
the amount of heat pressed on an object temperature
hot liquid material below or within the earths wich lava is made magma
freely moving atoms arranged in patterns cool down cooling
sand or quartz grains cemented together sandstone
rocks cool _ _ _ _ beneath the earths surface slow
hard white mineral quartz
series of events where rocks can form from another type to another over time rock cycle
the process where rocks are worn down by wind or water creating sediment weathering
hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano lava
the upper layer where plants grow soil