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This project and its actions were made possible due to co-financing by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals EAL Nexus resource Rocks – metamorphic Subject(s): Geography, Science Age group(s): 8–-11, 12–14, 15–16 Topic: Types of rocks Licence information | This resource is free to use for educational purposes ©British Council 2014 Source | This resource was originally developed from a resource on TES by j33ffa , Charlotte Hurley and Alison Fisher and has been adapted by EAL Nexus Marble – metamorphic rock (rock changed by heat or pressure) Marble is made from limestone that has been heated to change it into marble It is very heavy It is often white and has coloured swirls and streaks light heavy Uses: It is easy to polish and make the surface smooth and shiny It is easy to carve because it is soft and doesn’t crumble when cut • • • • • sculptures buildings statues chopping boards tiles Slate – metamorphic rock (rock changed by heat or pressure) Slate is made when mudstones called shale are changed by heat and pressure Slate is blue, purple and Slate is waterproof grey in colour The crystals that the slate is made from are arranged in layers Uses: roof and floor tiles It is easy to cut into thin sheets due to its layers walls decorative gravel gravestones Gneiss – metamorphic rock (rock changed by heat or pressure) Gneiss is formed when sedimentary and igneous rocks are exposed to extreme temperatures and pressure © Siim Sepp Gneiss often has alternating bands of Gneiss has a coarse texture and is colour that make interesting patterns rough to the touch © Michael C Rygel The bands are due to Uses: the various rocks it is © Daniel CD made from The quartz in gneiss makes it sparkle • building construction • decorative facing • gravestones • base for roads Soapstone – metamorphic rock (rock changed by heat or pressure) Soapstone is formed when sedimentary and igneous rocks are exposed to extreme temperatures and pressure © Ra’ike Soapstone is grey, green, pink or white in colour Soapstone has a Uses: high resistance to bowls heat and acid carved objects lining fireplaces jewellery Soapstone is a soft stone and is easy to carve with a It feels slippery like soap sharp tool such as a knife Soapstone can be polished to a smooth finish Marble Slate Gneiss Soapstone Marble • • • • • It It It It It is a metamorphic rock is formed from limestone can be many colours but is often white with streaks in it is used for making statues and chopping boards is heavy Slate • • • • • It is a metamorphic rock It is formed from shale Its crystals are arranged in layers It is used to make roof tiles It can be blue, purple and grey Gneiss • • • • • • It It It It It It is a metamorphic rock is formed from sedimentary and igneous rocks is formed under pressure has alternating bands of colours is rough to touch sparkles Soapstone • • • • • It is a metamorphic rock It is quite a soft rock It is used for making bowls and other objects with carvings It feels smooth and slippery It has a high resistance to heat [...]... It It It is a metamorphic rock is formed from limestone can be many colours but is often white with streaks in it is used for making statues and chopping boards is heavy Slate • • • • • It is a metamorphic rock It is formed from shale Its crystals are arranged in layers It is used to make roof tiles It can be blue, purple and grey Gneiss • • • • • • It It It It It It is a metamorphic rock is formed... be blue, purple and grey Gneiss • • • • • • It It It It It It is a metamorphic rock is formed from sedimentary and igneous rocks is formed under pressure has alternating bands of colours is rough to touch sparkles Soapstone • • • • • It is a metamorphic rock It is quite a soft rock It is used for making bowls and other objects with carvings It feels smooth and slippery It has a high resistance to heat
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