Rock Identification Lab




This hands-on Rock Identification Lab allows students to actively explore and differentiate igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Students will use actual rock samples and identification techniques to analyze textures, mineral compositions, and structural features, enhancing their understanding of geological processes and formations.


Through hands-on engagement, students develop critical observational skills while uncovering the fascinating stories hidden within Earth’s diverse rock formations. This immersive learning experience encourages curiosity and instills a deeper appreciation for the complex forces shaping our planet’s geological landscape.



  • Student Lab
  • Instructor Answer Key



  • Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock samples
  • Magnifying glass (optional)
  • Hydrochloric acid (optional)
  • Ruler


Grade Levels: 8th – 12th
Total Pages: 14
Teaching Duration: 45 Minutes


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