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.
The full package can be downloaded by clicking here.
An introduction to this package with all contents listed can be downloaded here.
Activities can be accessed individually by clicking on the section covers below.

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Why Study Rocks?

Rock Cycle

Identifying Common Rock Types

Rocks and Minerals as Resources

Aboriginal Perspective


Did you know that WASP is now creating STEM project resources? The resources for Year 8 focus on choosing appropriate materials for a task and exploration for resources. To access these resources click here.
                                   Chopping on Rock                        Going for Gold                         Searching for Iron Ore

Looking for a short animation that explains key content? Look no further...

Rock Cycle


Have you seen our rocks poster? You can download it by clicking on the image below.

WASP8 Poster
Looking for a challenge? Try our quizzes.

Why Study Rocks Quiz   Rock Cycle Quiz   Identifying Common Rock Types Quiz   Rocks and MInerals as Resources Quiz   Aboriginal Perspective Quiz











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Last modified: Thursday, 19 September 2019, 7:31 PM