Rock Identification Lab




Looking for a hands-on activity in which students investigate the properties by which igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks can be identified? Here you go!


This lab is intended to take between 45 – 60 minutes and requires the following materials:

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


This resource includes an answer key as well.


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


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
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