What is Slate? - Definition & Uses


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Why is slate fine grained?

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1. What does slaty cleavage mean?

2. What causes slate to have foliation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can learn about the characteristics and uses of slate by reading through this lesson on the topic. After you've read the lesson, go through the attached assessment and use the questions to test your understanding. The questions will go over points such as slaty cleavage and the different uses for slate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The reasons for slate's physical characteristics
  • The definition of slaty cleavage
  • Why slate has foliation
  • Uses for slate
  • Why slate has so many uses

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the attached lesson's main points on the definition, characteristics, and uses for slate
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the reasons for slate's physical properties and the ways in which it is used
  • Knowledge application - access your understanding of the topic and use it to identify some of the key facts about slate that you went over in the lesson

Additional Learning

More facts about slate can be found in the related lesson called What is Slate? - Definition & Uses. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of slate
  • Physical characteristics of slate
  • The use of slate in construction
  • Other uses for slate