Science Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Rocks

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Missouri Standards

MO.1. Properties and Principals of Matter and Energy
1.1. Changes in properties and states of matter provide evidence of the atomic theory of matter
1.1.G. Properties of objects and states of matter can change chemically and/or physically
1.1.G.c. Scope and Sequence - Properties of and Changes in Matter: Identify physical changes in common objects (e.g., rocks, minerals, wood, water, steel wool, plants) and describe the processes which caused the change (e.g., weathering, erosion, cutting, dissolving)
MO.5. Processes and Interactions of the Earth's Systems (Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere)
5.2. Earth's systems (Geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere) interact with one another as they undergo change by common processes
5.2.A. The Earth's materials and surface features are changed through a variety of external processes
5.2.A.a. Scope and Sequence - Internal Processes and External Events: Make inferences about the formation of sedimentary rocks from their physical properties (e.g., layering and the presence of fossils indicate sedimentation)
5.2.A.b. Scope and Sequence - Internal Processes and External Events: Explain how the formation of sedimentary rocks depends on weathering and erosion
5.2.A.c. Scope and Sequence - Internal Processes and External Events: Describe how weathering agents and erosional processes (i.e., force of water as it freezes or flows, expansion/contraction due to temperature, force of wind, force of plant roots, action of gravity, chemical decomposition) slowly cause surface changes that create and/or change landforms