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Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales


  • representing the stages in the formation of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, including indications of timescales involved (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying a range of common rock types using a key based on observable physical and chemical properties (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising that rocks are a collection of different minerals (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering the role of forces and energy in the formation of different types of rocks and minerals (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising that some rocks and minerals, such as ores, provide valuable resources (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

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