Top 10 Facts About Rocks

There isn’t only one type of rock you know! There are three different types.

There are three different types of rock.

Each rock has varying minerals which is why there are so many different ones.

Rocks are made of minerals.

Molten magma is the very hot stuff you find in volcanos! The magma turns to rock when it cools.

Igneous rock comes from molten magma.

It is formed of layers from things such as sand, mud and small stones.

Sedimentary rock is very common.

The pressure and heat can be made by the Earth’s movements. After all, it is moving all the time!

Metamorphic rock has been put under a lot of pressure and heat.

Geology is the study of rocks and Geologists are the people who study them!

Geology is the study of the rocks.

Sometimes rocks from space land on Earth, however most of the time they land in the sea.

Space rocks land on Earth!

Some rocks are called ores. Ores are rocks that have metals like gold and silver on them.

You can find silver and gold in ores.

Humans used them millions of years ago to build tools and weapons.

Rocks have been used for millions of years.

Did you know that rocks are found in some of the things we use at home?

You use rocks and minerals at home.