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Rocks and soils
Rocks and soils - properties game
Experiment with rocks, which would you use to build a wall with? why?
Rocks and soils - test their properties
Do an activity to find out about the properties of different rocks. Then take a quiz.
Rocks and soils (Bitesize)
Read the information on rocks and soils. Then do the fun activity and try the quiz.
Can you choose the right hardness of drill to get through the rocks you are surrounded by? Act fast to avoid being squashed!
I am a paleontologist
Listen to the lyrics and enjoy the animation- what does it tell you about science and prehistoric life?
Make your own fossil
Make your own fossil in a week! You may need to check with an adult first.
Read the information and select the conditions to see if you can produce a fossil!
Find the Materials
Can you look at the picture and find the 8 objects that have been made from Earth Materials like rock or sand?
Rocky's journey around the Rock Cycle
Read your way around Rocky's Rock cycle to find out what happens in different stages. You can click on any stage to find out more. Test yourself with the short game!
Learn about the rock cycle. What groups can we put different types of rocks into? How are these rocks formed? And how do they all fit together into a giant cycle?
Interactive rock cycle animation
Lovely Flash animation of the rock cycle; each section provides clickable links to further animations and information.
fine-tune your picks
Select keywords below and click the refine button for more precise results.
permeable and impermeable
sedimentary metamorphic and igneous
weathering and erosion