MYP 7 Science - Chemistry

MYP 7.3.1: Rocks and minerals


  • To understand that the resources of the earth are the rocks and minerals, air and water
  • To understand that the earth has evolved through several billion years
  • To understand the difference between rocks, minerals and ores
  • To understand the concept of classification
  • To understand the difference between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock


BBC Documentary - What is the world made of (55min)

Student activity

Rock samples circus

Granite, Limestone, Coal, Slate, Sandstone, Pumice, Basalt, Marble.

Describe appearance, hardness, density, consistency.

Are the samples examples of igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary?


Science explorer - Inside Earth, pp146-158

Spotlight Science 8: p100-103

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