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Rock identification key

Year Level(s) Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Geology / Mineral Formation Rocks & Minerals
Resource Type Fact Sheet

This guide provides two different tools that can be used in the identification of rocks using their physical features.

Educational Value Statement

  • Use an identification key to identify different types of rocks
  • Use an identification chart to identify different types of rocks
  • Examine and understand the advantages and limitations both identification methods
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF File


Key Learning Objectives

  • Students can understand the different methods that can be used in rock identification
  • Students can use an identification key to identify different rock types
  • Students can use an identification chart to identify different rock types
  • Students can use their knowledge of identification charts and keys to create their own identification method.

 

Strands

Science Understanding : Earth and Space Sciences

Australian Curriculum Content Statements

Science:  (ACSSU153)


OR Rocks Identification Keys And Chart

    File Type
    PDF
    File Size
    2 MB

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