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Science

Topic - Rocks

Key Skills/Knowledge

Key Vocabulary

  • Names of rocks – Chalk, limestone, granite, basalt, sandstone, flint, slate, shale, marble 
  • Types of rock – Sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous 
  • Types of minerals – Calcite, feldspar, topaz, diamond, talc, corundum 
  • Properties of rocks – Hard/soft, permeable/impermeable 
  • Processes – Heat, pressure, erosion, transportation, deposition, melt, solidify 
  • Size of rocks – Grain, pebbles 
  • Rock describing words – Crystals, layers 
  • Early areas of land – Gondwana, Pangea 
  • Land formations – Plates, volcanoes, mountains, valleys 

 

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