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banding
chemical
clastic
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Felsic
foliation
Ingeous
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Metamorphic
organic
porphyritic
SEDIMENTARY
SIOTWO
stratification

Rocks and minerals Word Search

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Description

erosion
weathering
cementation
magma
rock cycle
fracture
cleavage
hardness
nonmetallic
metallic
luster
streak
volcanic
plutonic
coarse
obsidian
limestone
marble
sandstone
mineral alignment
horizontal layers
fossil
ripple marks
foliation
banding
fragmental
bioclastic
clastic
granite
extrusive
intrusive
metamorphic
igneous
sedimentary
rock
Mineral

Energy Sources and Rocks/Minerals Bingo Cards

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clastic sedimentary rock
mineral
composition
foliated metamorphic rock
inorganic
rock cycle
organic sedimentary rock
chemical sedimentary rock
nonfoliated metamorphic rock
extrusive igneous rock
intrusive igneous rock
solid
definite chemical composition
naturally occurring
crystal structure
solar energy
hydroelectric energy
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biomass
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petroleum
natural gas
coal
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renewable resources
nonrenewable resource
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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

Rock Cycle Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

clastic rock
organic rock
metamorphic
texture
cementarion
porphyritic texture
compaction
igneous
sediment
foliated
chemical rock
deposition
sedimentary
grain
intrusive rock
extrusive rock
rock cycle
erosion

Earth's Materials Word Search

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Description

extrusive
density
mantle
convection
non-foliated
foliated
minerals
surface mining
erosion,
crystallization
underground mining
lithosphere
deposition
conflict mining
asthenosphere
metal ores
non-renewable
, inner core
outer core
cementation
crystal structure
metamorphic
sedimentary
clastic
igneous

Geology Crossword

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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

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

ROCK CYCLE FUN Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

CEMENTATION
COMPACTION
CRYSTALS
DEPOSITION
EROSION
EXTRUSIVE
FOLIATED
FOSSILS
GEMS
IGNEOUS
INTRUSIVE
LAVA
MAGMA
METAMORPHIC
MINERALS
NONFOLIATED
OREL
ROCK CYCLE
SEDIMENTARY
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