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Rocks & Soil Basics - Chapter Summary
You'll learn all about rock characteristics and understand how fossils are formed with this engaging chapter. Our instructors introduce the types of soil that make up planet Earth and why each one is important. You'll also learn about the three types of rocks, including igneous rocks. After reading these lessons, you will be ready to do the following:
- Explain how sedimentary rocks are made
- Describe metamorphic rocks
- Identify the kind of scientist that studies fossils
Either before or after reviewing the lessons, take the accompanying multiple-choice quizzes to see if you're ready to move on in the chapter. Our instructors have created these lessons to make your study time interesting and easy. You can reach out to an instructor for assistance if you get stuck on any of the topics covered in our learning tools.
1. Soil Science Lesson for Kids
This lesson teaches you about soil and why it's important. We'll explore what soil is, the different types of soil, and the layers of soil within Earth's crust.
2. Types of Igneous Rocks: Lesson for Kids
Rocks come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and are found all over the world. Rocks are classified, or grouped, according to how they are formed. In this lesson, you'll learn more about one of those groups, igneous rocks. Now, let's rock and roll!
3. Sedimentary Rocks Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
You can find sedimentary rocks all along Earth's surface--even in your own backyard. Let's find out what sedimentary rocks are and learn how they are made.
4. Metamorphic Rock Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Rocks are everywhere! You see them every day in lots of different places, but did you know that there are three types of rocks? This lesson will teach you all about metamorphic rocks and how they are formed.
5. Fossil Facts: Lesson for Kids
If you've ever visited a natural history museum, you've probably observed fossils of dinosaurs, mammoths, plants, and insects. In this lesson, you'll learn what a fossil is, how a fossil is formed, and what type of scientist studies fossils.
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