Item # RM-METAMOR

Earth Science Kit: Metamorphic Rock Collection

$13.50


How do sedimentary or igneous rocks become metamorphic rocks? Through heat, pressure, and time during the rock cycle! Discover geology with this student set: a 15-specimen metamorphic rock collection.

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Item # RM-METAMOR
Earth Science Kit: Metamorphic Rock Collection
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Explore the rock cycle and how extreme heat and pressure form metamorphic rocks with this 15-piece collection. This rock set includes 15 different types of metamorphic rocks with an educational guide and magnifying glass. Begin or expand your rock collection with this metamorphic rocks kit!

Metamorphic means “change in form.” and all rocks can become metamorphic at some point. Over very long periods of time, sedimentary or igneous rocks end up buried deep underground, usually because of the movement of tectonic plates. While underground, these rocks are exposed to high heat and pressure, changing them into metamorphic rock.This tends to happen where tectonic plates come together: the pressure of the plates squish the rock that is heated from hot magma below. (Tectonic plates are large sections of the earth’s crust that move separately from each other. Their movement often results in earthquakes.) 

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Earth Science Kit: Metamorphic Rock Collection Contents:

  • Gneiss
  • White marble
  • Biotite schist
  • Phyllite
  • Quartzite
  • Fuchsite quartzite
  • Hornblende
  • Hornfels
  • Green slate
  • Green serpentinite
  • Yellow serpentinite
  • Augen migmatite
  • Dolomite marble
  • Serpentine marble
  • Red marble
  • Educational guide
  • Magnifier

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DESCRIPTION

Explore the rock cycle and how extreme heat and pressure form metamorphic rocks with this 15-piece collection. This rock set includes 15 different types of metamorphic rocks with an educational guide and magnifying glass. Begin or expand your rock collection with this metamorphic rocks kit!

Metamorphic means “change in form.” and all rocks can become metamorphic at some point. Over very long periods of time, sedimentary or igneous rocks end up buried deep underground, usually because of the movement of tectonic plates. While underground, these rocks are exposed to high heat and pressure, changing them into metamorphic rock.This tends to happen where tectonic plates come together: the pressure of the plates squish the rock that is heated from hot magma below. (Tectonic plates are large sections of the earth’s crust that move separately from each other. Their movement often results in earthquakes.) 

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CONTENTS TAB

Earth Science Kit: Metamorphic Rock Collection Contents:

  • Gneiss
  • White marble
  • Biotite schist
  • Phyllite
  • Quartzite
  • Fuchsite quartzite
  • Hornblende
  • Hornfels
  • Green slate
  • Green serpentinite
  • Yellow serpentinite
  • Augen migmatite
  • Dolomite marble
  • Serpentine marble
  • Red marble
  • Educational guide
  • Magnifier

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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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