Rocks at Cliffe Castle Museum
Teachers' notes, activities and linked resources
KS3 Geography - Physical Geography - rocks, weathering and soils
KS2 Science - Rocks - compare and group different kinds of rocks; recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
Aims of resource:To reveal the different types of rock and how rocks are used in everyday life.
Knowledge that the characteristics of rocks make them suitable for a variety of purposes
Understanding of the fact that rocks can be grouped according to observable characteristics
Skills to observe and compare rocks
- What examples of each type of rock have you come across in your daily life?
- Have you ever collected any fossils or types of rock yourself, or seen them in a museum? Describe them.
- Why do you think rocks are important?
- Describe what you think the area below the surface of the Earth looks like?
- What do you think a geologist does?
- Which rock do you think is the strongest?
- Which rock is often found on top of buildings?
- What type of rock is sometimes used in cleaning products?
- Which rock is used to make both soap and statues?
- Buildings from Yorkshire are often made of which kind of rock?
- Which type of rock is at the bottom of the sea?
- Complete an online Rocks Quiz to test your knowledge of the types of rock featured in this resource
- Try out the 'Rocks in Context' Picture Quiz and Matching Card Activity
- Draw a picture of each type of rock and use the information within this resource to label its features.