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Types of Rocks Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 5 - 6

A set of educational posters with information about the three basic types of rock.

Use this set of posters when teaching about the three basic types of rocks: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks.

Igneous
Igneous rocks are formed when volcanic magma cools and solidifies (from a liquid to a solid).
Examples: basalt, granite, pumice

Sedimentary
Sedimentary rocks are formed over time from sediments of pre-existing rocks.
Examples: shale, sandstone, carbonate

Metamorphic
Metamorphic rocks are igneous or sedimentary rocks that are changed over time by extreme heat or pressure.
Examples: marble, slate, quartzite

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