This week you are to take a closer look at rocks and minerals. For your assignment complete the following:
  1. Compare and contrast Rocks and Minerals...Include 5 Characteristics specific to rocks, 5 Characteristics specific to Minerals and 5 common characteristics of both. (10 points)
  2. List 5 examples of Rocks...Include the name and a brief description (2.5 points)
  3. List 5 examples of Minerals...Include the name and a brief description (2.5 points)

This should take you no longer than 30 minutes to complete...please organize your blog post into 3 sections for each part of the assignment.
Matt R.
10/17/2011 03:09:09 am


1.Igneous Rock

2.Sedimentary Rock

3.Metamorphic Rock

4.Rocks are made up of 1 or more minerals.

5.Rocks are Identified by Shape,Size,and Color.


1.Minerals are pure

2.Minerals are Identified by Luster,Color,and

3.Some Minerals are like Magnets .

4.minerals are inorganic compounds.

5.All minerals belong to one of the six crystal groups.

Both. ( Have in Common )

1.There Both are always Solid

2.Minerals can be found inside Rocks

3.There Both Identified by Shape,Size,and Color

4.They both are NEVER made of organic stuff are never minerals or rocks .

5.Both Minerals & Rocks can be Weathered.

Max D.
10/17/2011 03:12:57 am


1 grouped by their physical properties
2 things used to identify rocks include shape, size, color, weight, and visible markings
3 Rocks are made of minerals.
4 there are three major classifications of rocks.
5 rock forms when magma and lava cool and make mineral crystals.


1 A mineral is the same all the way through
2 there are about 3000 known minerals
3 all rocks are made from at least two minerals
4 Minerals are made of chemicals
5 Properties used to identify minerals include color, odor, streak, luster, hardness, and magnetism.


1 Rocks and minerals have properties to identify them.
2Rocks and minerals can both be identified be there color.
3 both are made up of combinations
4 both are found on earth
5 both have more than one classification

Tyler M
10/17/2011 03:14:16 am

1.Igneous Rock
2.Sedimentary Rock
3.Metamorphic Rock


1. pure substance
2. Cleavage or Fracture
3. quartz crystal
4. A mineral is a naturally occurring, homogeneous, usually inorganic, solid substance
5.The walls around you are probably made of gypsum

Examples of Rocks
1. Icelandite,its a volcanic rock
2. Basalta,its a volcanic rock of composition
3. Marl,its a limestone considerable proportion of silicate material
4. Coal, a sedimentary rock formed from by organic matter
5.Anthracite,is another type of coal

examples of minerals
1.Quarry, open pit mine used to get rocks and mineral s from the ground
2.Yellowcake, uranium powder.
3.Fulgurite, glass made when lightning hits rich minerals that are in sand and soil
4.Rubber, People may also make artificial rubber from mineral oil
5.Meteor, stony, are largely made up of stone like mineral

David R
10/17/2011 03:14:18 am

2.Chemical Composition
4.Rock Cycle
5. 3 types of rock

1.Crystal Structure
2.Minerals are made from pure elements
3.Chemical Properties

1. rock, igneous rock
2. rock, metamorphic rock
3. rock, sedimentary rock
4. minerals, quartz
5. minerals, crystal

5 Examples of rocks

Aplite is a form of igneous rock color,pink Grey

Anthracite is a form of metamorphic rock and is also coal

Obsidian is a form of igneous rock
made from volcanic glass

Argillite is a form of sedimentary rock made from clay particles

Marble is a form of metamorphic rock color usually gray

5 Examples of Minerals

Babingtonite is a calcium of manganese dark in color

Danburite is a crystalline similar to topaz colors are pale, yellowish brown or pink

Elbaite is a gemstone as a quality crystal

Ferberite is a iron manganese color is black

Gahnite a rare mineral it forms into a type of crystal colors are green,blue,yellow ,brown and gray


Jordan B.
10/17/2011 03:14:29 am


1.Igneous rock forms when magma and lava cool and make mineral crystals.

2.The rocks formed from deposition, compaction, and cementation of sediment are sedimentary rocks.

3.Metamorphic rocks are formed from rocks that have been on earth for a long time which have been changed by the exposure to extreme heat and pressure.

4.Rocks are made up of minerals.

5.Basalt(a type of rock) is the most common rock on Earth.


1.Diamond is a mineral. Diamond is the hardest mineral.

2.Minerals make up rocks.

3.The study of minerals is called mineralogy.

4.The physical hardness of a mineral is usually measured according to the Mohs scale.

5. Minerals are found in different foods.

Rocks & Minerals

1.Minerals make up rocks.

2.Rocks are made up of minerals.

3.Minerals are made up of combination's of elements.

4.Rocks and minerals are both hard.

5. Rocks and minerals are found in nature.

Anthony. Kapliovic
10/17/2011 03:15:03 am

Rocks:1.Most rocks are very hard.
2.They are not minerals.
3.they can be man made or made by nature. 4.they can be found every where. 5. most are made of lava.

minerals:1.Are not rocks
2.They are rich nutrients that all living things need to live healthy. 3. Minerals are found in rocks.
4. Minerals can be found every where.5.minerals are in humans.
Both:1.they both have been on earth for millons of years. 2. They both are used in every day life. 3.they both are all around us. 4.both sustane are population. 5.both are not living things.

Rocks: 1.granite can be many differnt colors such as pinck , gtreen ,yellow , white ,even black, And is one of the hardest stones around.2.limestone is one of the softest stones and mostly comes in one color,Yellow.3.mable is soft and mostlycomes in the color of gray.

Tricia B.
10/17/2011 03:15:36 am


1.Igneous Rock is formed when magma and lava cool and make mineral crystals. Igneous rock forms underground within the Earth’s crust or mantle.

2.Extrusive Igneous rock forms above ground, as lava and other materials that erupt from volcanoes cool quickly.

3.Metamorphic Rocks are changed from a pre-existing rock and caused by high heat and pressure.

4.Sedimentary Rocks are usually formed in a watery environment. They are often

5.Monominerallic a rock made of only one mineral.

1.Gold is golden yellow and it can be in nuggets or grains.

2.Pyrite is golden yellow and is shaped in a cube or octahedron.

3.Galena is silver gray and is shaped in a cube or octahedron.

4.Diamond is colorless to pale, yellow, brown or gray. It is shaped in a cube or octahedron.

5.Hematite is steel gray. It is shaped in a tabular shape.
Rocks and Minerals

They both are found in nature and they both are hard.

david b
10/17/2011 04:02:15 am


1. Talc, is non-Matalic.
2. Gypsum , is non-Matalic.
3. Luxuriate, is non-matalic.
4. Quartz, is non-matalic
5. Diamonds, is non-matalic.


1.Granite is a type of intrusive igneous rock.
2.Basalt Basalt is a common type of extrusive igneous rock. Individual mineral crystals in basalt are small and difficult to see.
3.sandstone Sedimentary rocks that form mainly from chemical processes include limestone and dolomite.
4.Marble Marble is a Exfoliated metamorphic rock that forms from the sedimentary rock limestone.
5.slate is a result in Foliate metamorphic rocks.


1.They are hard.
2.They are in the earth.
3.They are in waters.
4.There in Mountains.
5. There also in are back yrad

Rashed B
10/17/2011 04:16:46 am

Sedimentary Rock are rocks that has layers Metamorphic Rock are rock that change from heat and pressure something like that Igneous Rock form when magma and lava cool and it depends on how it was formed all rocks go in a rock cycle like pressure lava and stuff some rocks melt or something like that Composition make up of a substance but Minerals are pure substances but Minerals are made up of different substances Minerals can be found by its color depending on the hardness of a Minerals can resist getting scratched or creaked luster is how shinny the Mineral is softer Minerals can scratch stuff rocks and Minerals are hard have luster hardness luster and the rest of the stuff graphite the hardness is low or something and the color is steel Grey talc

kayla l
10/17/2011 04:17:29 am

1. there are 3 kinds of rocks
2. The origin of all rock can be ultimately traced back to the solidification of molten magma.
3. there is Igneous Rock,Sedimentary Rock, and Metamorphic Rock.
4. sedimentary rock is when layers of sediment are pressed together
5. igneous rock is when magma and lava cools and make mineral crystals.


1.A mineral is a naturally occurring, homogeneous, usually inorganic, solid substance

2.mineral are used everyday Pencil "lead" is actually made of graphite.

3.mineral can be place into groups according to their physical properties.

4.Each mineral has its own unique set of properties that assist in its identification.

5.Some electronic devices used may have quartz components.


1. they are both found in nature.

2. they are both identified in color.

3. they are both identified in size.

4. they are both identified in weight.

5. they are both hard.

5 Examples of Rocks

1.Andesite - an Intermediate volcanic rock
2.Boninite - a high-magnesian basalt dominated by pyroxene
3.Enderbite - a variety of charnockite
4.Greenschist - a generic term for a mafic metamorphic rock dominated by green amphiboles
5.Oil shale - a sedimentary rock composed dominantly of organic materia

5 Examples of Minerals

Kala B.
10/17/2011 04:19:24 am

Compare & contrast Rocks &Minerals

1.Made up of more than one substance.
2.Don't have a very definite shape.
3.Rocks do not stay the same color.
4.Rocks minerals are usually identified or grouped by their physical properties.
5.Rocks have some fossils.

1.(pure)Made up of one substance.
2.usually haves shapes
3.Minerals color usually stays the same.
4. Properties used to identify minerals include color, odor, streak, luster, hardness, and magnetism.
5.Minerals have no fossils.

1.Their both are found in nature.
2.Their both hard substances.
3.Their both defined by their color.
4.Their both found in water.
5.Their both considered a natural substance.

Five example of rocks:
1.luster, the state or quality of shining by reflecting light.
2.shale, is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments.
4.granite, is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granite usually has a medium- to coarse-grained texture
5.Sandstone,is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains

Blake S.
10/17/2011 04:54:29 am

They Hurt,
Some has holes in them.
Some sharp,
They Hurt,
Andesite Porphyry, Gray.
Basalt, Gray.
Granite, Multi-Colored.
Sandstone, Sandy.
Dunite, Green-like.
Graphite, Steel Gray.
Gold, Gold.
Diamond, Clear.
Hematite, Steel Gray.
Lazurite, Blue.

Anthony R
10/17/2011 05:06:59 am

Sandstone can be different colors.Diamonds can be different colors too.Igneous is found in the water so is gold.Igneous is melted rock gold is mineral that is made by minerals floating in the water.Granite is made up of other rocks.Copper is a mineral too.Granite you can use it for pavements and the statue of liberty is made of copper.

Dajon D.
10/17/2011 05:13:24 am

1.minerals - soft,light,tiny,steak,luster.

rocks - hard,forms underground,has layers,tiny and large,and made by weather.

Rock and minerals are both have different colors,both have our grouped together and come in different shapes and sideses.

2.sedimentary rock - sedimentary is deposited into stacks of layer.The rocks form from deposition and cementation.

Igneous rock - it forms when magnum and lava cools,texture and appearance and depends on hows it's formed.

metamorphic rock - tectonic forces can push all types of rocks deeper in the ground.
some rocks have specific Gravity and some rocks have magninitism.

Bismuth minerals - grows in small crystal that are very bright and umcommon.

Anthony R
10/17/2011 05:13:43 am

2.Slate,Granite,Igneous,Sandstone,Metamorphic,.Slate is what people use for chalk boards and making fires.Granite got a whole lot of rocks in one rock.Igneous is melted lava cooled down into rocks.Sandstone is sand made into rock.Metamorphic rocks are rocks that change into rocks over time.

jada b
10/17/2011 05:14:59 am

1Igneous rock
2Intrusive igneous
3Extrusive igneous
1Naturally accuring
3Usually inorganic,solids substance with a definite chemical composition
4Orderly atomic arrangement
1Found in nature
3different shapes
4differnt smells
5both mined
picrite-is a variety of magnesium
phonolite-is a rare igneous rock
peridotite-is a dense coarsed grained rock
obsidian-naturally volcanic glass
rhyolite-felsic volcanic rock

Steven R.
10/18/2011 07:47:42 am

The 5 characteristics of minerals is solid,ingorgantic,definite chemical structure,naturally orcurring.The most common rock forming mineral groups would be: silicates, carbonates, sulfates, sulfides, halides, and oxides.

1.Sandstone - is a common type of grainy sedimentary rock that is made mostly of sand-sized grains.2.Granite- is a type of igneous rock (volcanic rock that has cooled) that is light-colored and coarse grained.3.Salt-is a crystalline chemical that occurs naturally around the world, in oceans and in salt deposits.4.limestone- is a white to gray, fine-grained rock made of calcium carbonate.5.pumice-Pumice is a light-weight, spongy rock that is formed in explosive volcanic eruptions.

1.Magnetite-is a black to gray opaque magnetic mineral composed of iron and oxygen (it is magnetic iron ore).2.Copper-is a soft metal often used in jewelry. It is used in making bronze, brass, and gold alloys.3.Mica- is a soft, lightweight, transparent mineral that cleaves into thin, elastic sheets (it has a single perfect cleavage direction).4.Silver-s a fine, silver-white metal often used in jewelry. Pure silver has a hardness of 2.5. Other metals are alloyed with silver (usually copper) for silver used in jewelry making.5.Talc-is a very soft mineral (magnesium silicate). Talc has a hardness of 1.

Cody N
10/19/2011 04:01:20 pm


1. rocks are very hard.

2. rocks dont stay the same color

3. rocks are not a minerals. are Made up of more than one substance.

5. rocks have very Petrology








1. they are both on planet earth.

2. they are both hard.

3. Their both considered a natural substance.

4. They are both found in water.

5. They both are used in life every day.

Emma S
10/20/2011 12:40:38 am

1.Minerals are made up of one pure substance.The examples are graphite, talc, and Quartez. The hardness of graphite is 1. The Talc's hardness is 1 and the last one is Qaurtz. Qaurtz's is 7.

2.Rocks are made up of pure substances that are made up of many minerals. Igneous rocks are made of rocks that can be made out of lava.

Izzy S
10/20/2011 01:30:37 pm


1 . Igneous Rock

2 . Sedimentary Rock

3 . Metamorphic Rock

4 . Monominerallic Rock

5 . Extrusive Igneous Rock


1 . A mineral is a naturally occuring substance .

2 . Minerals are used every day .

3 . Physical properties can place minerals into groups .

4 . Some electronic devices used may have mineral in them .

5 . Every mineral has it's own set of properties .


1 . Found in nature .

2 . Considered natural substances .

3 . Defined by color .

4 . Found in water .

5 . Hard substances .

Five Examples of rocks .

1 . Graphite , steel-gray

2 . Gold , gold

3 . Diamond , clear

4 . Lazurite , blue

5 . Hematite , steel-gray

Jordan J.
11/2/2011 02:10:25 am

The 5 rock types are:
Extrusive Igneous
Intrusive Igneous.

Minerals are identified by streak,color,and luster.

Minerals are pure.

Minerals are no fossils.

Minerals are humogenous.


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