Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups


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When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

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1. On a school trip, Jenny learned about a gigantic volcanic eruption and saw some of the rocks it formed. Which kind of rocks did she see?

2. David is analyzing a rock. He knows that it was revealed by erosion and he can see large crystal structures through the magnifying glass. Which kind of rock is David analyzing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive worksheet and printable quiz will go over different rock groups. You won't find rock bands here! Instead, learn about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, how they form, and their differences. The quiz will test you on what you have learned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your understanding of:

  • How different rocks form
  • How to classify rocks into groups
  • Common types of rocks
  • Where different rocks form

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about rock groups in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding rock formation and types and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as sedimentary and igneous
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as detrital and chemical sedimentary rock

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson named Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups. The lesson covers the objectives listed below:

  • Learn about three different rock groups and how they form
  • Discover which rocks groups are most common
  • Learn about the differences between different rocks in each group
  • Enhance rock-related vocabulary