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

Immerse your students in geological fieldwork without leaving the classroom with the WASP Field Experience App.


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

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 QuizIdentifying Common Rock Types QuizRocks and MInerals as Resources QuizAboriginal Perspective Quiz


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Last modified: Monday, 11 December 2023, 7:12 AM