Decoding Mars

LEVEL 3: Test your pattern recognition skills with microscopic images!

Scientists can recognize the patterns different rock types exhibit microscopically. Types to look for include:

  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic
  • Igneous 

Proceed to the next step to test your pattern recognition skills.

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Level 3: Microscopic Mysteries

Can you identify any of these rock types in the images below?

  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic
  • Igneous

Add each image to your FIELD BOOK and label with the name of one of the rock types

OR

Use your DATA SHEET to draw and label each image with the rock type you identify.

Then proceed to the NEXT STEP to check your answers.

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How many did you identify?

Click on the images to see how our scientists labeled the images.

Then click "Finish" to unlock the final challenge.

 
 
Image 1 - IGNEOUS
Basalt from France
Image 1 - IGNEOUS
Basalt from France
Image 2 - SEDIMENTARY
Jasper Conglomerate
Image 3 - METAMORPHIC
Garnet Mica Schist from Scotland
Image 4 - SEDIMENTARY
White Sandstone from Belgium
Image 5 - IGNEOUS
Basalt from France
Image 6 - IGNEOUS
Rhyolite
Image 7 - SEDIMENTARY
Micaceous Sandstone
Image 8 - METAMORPHIC
Amphibolite, Auvergne, France
Image 9 - METAMORPHIC
Garnet, Chlorite, Mica from the Alps

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