Description: Students will prepare charts and use them to identify various rocks and minerals. Questions about the rocks or minerals, such as their color, specific gravity, relative hardness, reaction to 3 molar hydrochloric acid, shape, and texture will be asked. This year will focus more on Metamorphic rocks.
Event Supervisor: Paul Randazzo
|Download the current rules here.|
| From the Event Coach Workshop.
|Reexperience the Rock Hound workshop|
|This event uses an optical answer sheet (e.g.,Scantron) Learn more|
|Event Coach Workshop recap- be sure you're using the latest rules|
|See the Elementary Workshop List for this season|
Students may put any information on the 8 1/2" x 14" chart that they may bring into the event, including the index letter or number that is on a rock specimen.
However, because they will not be allowed to bring their own rock specimens into the competition, it is unclear what value that information might have.
For some events (including Rock Hound), we have posted copies of old practice tests on this website.
You should be careful when using these resources, because some questions may no longer match the rules.