How Rocks Form: Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks

Why study rocks? -Many, many uses! – writing tools (chalk, pencils), building materials (marble, concrete), fuels (coal), scouring powder (pumice, sand), weapons (flint, obsidian) Rock: a group of minerals bound together –          found in the Earth’s crust and mantle The Rock Cycle: the continuous process of rock formation and change – Presents a “map” of…

Other Objects in the Solar System

–          Since the universe is so incredibly large, astronomers (scientists who study space) are constantly discovering new objects in the universe. –          Even our solar system is incredibly large and contains countless objects. PLANETS AND THEIR MOONS –          Planets are only some of the objects in our solar system. –          Most of the planets (6…