Rocks never die

Year 8 Science

Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales (ACSSU153)

Rocks form the basis of the minerals and energy sector. Ores are rocks that contain metals or valuable minerals, that can be mined and made into millions of objects that are used every day along with energy for powering homes and, businesses and vehicles. Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic, solids. They are the ingredients of rocks.

The following resources may be used as a mini-unit on the topic indicated above with some additional scaffolding, structure and differentiation for each individual classroom, or can be used as stand-alone resources to assist with providing the minerals and energy context within the designated content descriptors.

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