Pumice: Definition, Uses & Facts Video


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The Swiss cheese-like texture of pumice is called _____.

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1. What gives pumice its light color?

2. What gives pumice its light density and vesicular texture?

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About This Quiz

After learning about pumice in the related lesson, use these quiz questions to test your knowledge of pumice's definition, its origins, and its uses.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test students on the following:

  • Term for pumice's texture
  • Reason for the color of pumice
  • Cause of pumice's density and texture
  • Uses of pumice
  • Definition of extrusive

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related earth science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pumice
  • Defining key phrases - ensure that you are able to define key phrases such as pumice and extrusive

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson called Pumice: Definition, Uses & Facts, you will also learn about the following:

  • Uses of pumice
  • Materials that are often found in pumice
  • Other rocks closely related to pumice
  • Pumice mining in the United States and around the world