Ch 9: Rocks & Soil Basics

About This Chapter

Learn about the basics of soil and rocks with the fun, kid-friendly lessons in this chapter. Use our quizzes and lessons as a comprehensive study guide you can review on any mobile device or computer at any time to get ready for an entrance exam or class quiz.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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