This is a packet of notes for middle school students learning about Earth Science topics of rocks and minerals. The rock cycle is presented, the difference between a rock and a mineral, and the characteristics of three types of rocks. There are vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises. There are wrap-up analysis questions appropriate for middle schoolers as well as an enrichment section that contains high school level work. A teacher key is provided for all questions.
rock, mineral, rock cycle, igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, lava, magma, element, chemical, physical, weathering, sediment