Year 8 - Rocks & Minerals

The Year 8 package explores the following statement from the Australian Curriculum; ‘Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales.’ Materials also focus on classification.

An introduction to this package with all contents listed can be downloaded here.

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Why Study Rocks?

Rock Cycle

Identifying Common Rock Types

Rocks and Minerals as Resources

Aboriginal Perspective

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To obtain copies of the activities in print form (as one book) you can attend a free PD session (sign up to updates below to find out when these are on) or you can order copies for the cost of printing and postage using a print on demand service offered by Optima Press. Email Matt Clarke -

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Last modified: Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 6:48 AM