Shale Rock: Formation, Uses & Facts


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What type of rock is shale?

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1. Shale can contain all of the following resources EXCEPT:

2. What type of environment does shale form in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shale rocks may not seem like much when compared to other, more precious minerals. However, shale is actually highly important to understanding the Earth and what we can dig out of it. The questions attached to this assessment will go over some key information on shale and its characteristics. Some things you'll be tested on include how shale forms and its chemical composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Shale's classification as a rock
  • Resources shale contains
  • The formation of shale
  • Rocks formed from shale
  • What shale is composed of

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall the major points you went over in the lesson on the characteristics and composition of shale
  • Reading comprehension - use the questions to ensure that you understand the properties of shale as a mineral and its relation to natural resources
  • Knowledge application -apply your understanding of the lesson to answer these assessment questions on important facts about shale

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about shale, go over the attached lesson called Shale Rock: Formation, Uses & Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of shale
  • How shale forms
  • Shale and natural resources
  • Other facts about shale