Segments in this Video

What are Rocks? (02:16)


Rocks have been used as building materials for thousands of years. Rocks consist of solid matter found in nature called minerals. Most of the Earth's crust is made of rocks.

How Are Rocks Formed? (02:03)

Igneous rock forms from magma or lava. Sedimentary rock forms from sediments, such as mud or sand. Metamorphic rock is changed by heat or pressure.

Rocks Change (03:53)

The size, shape, color, and texture of rocks can change over time.Water and wind can dissolve minerals in rocks

The Rock Cycle (02:12)

Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks form differently and go through the rock cycle in different ways. Heat, pressure, and weathering can cause rocks to change into another type.

Credits: Rocks and Minerals (00:22)

Credits: Rocks and Minerals

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Rocks and Minerals

Part of the Series : Earth Science Fundamentals Series
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



Everything solid in nature began as a mineral. We rely on rocks and minerals in our daily lives and most of the time don't even know it. Developing an understanding for how integral rocks and minerals are to our daily lives will help children form a greater appreciation for the building blocks of our world. By viewing the video and discussing the concepts presented, children will enhance their knowledge about rocks and minerals. General information about rocks and minerals is discussed. Concepts regarding the uses, properties, and formation of rocks are also presented in the video. After viewing Rocks and Minerals, students will be able to list various uses of rocks, identify various common minerals, identify properties of rocks, label the layers of the Earth, and explain how rocks are formed and changed.

Length: 12 minutes

Item#: FPT155242

Copyright date: ©2010

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