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You know about the three major groups of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. You know that igneous rocks result from the cooling of magma (liquid rock). Sedimentary rocks form by joining smaller pieces of other rocks. Metamorphic rocks are once igneous or sedimentary rocks that change from heat and pressure.
 
Now you can apply what you know about the three types of rocks. Look closely at each of the following rocks. Decide which type of rock is in each picture by clicking on the drop down menu. After you have done them all, check your answers by highlighting the box below.
 
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1. Igneous 2. Sedimentary 3. Sedimentary 4. Metamorphic 5. Igneous 6. Metamorphic
 
All of these pictures are rocks that are found right here in Utah. Now for your challenge! Go find similar rocks to the ones in the quiz! You can look in your neighborhood or persuade an adult to drive you somewhere fun!
 

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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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