Rocks and Minerals
Welcome to Rocks & Minerals! In this event, participants will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.
The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download on the 2022 Rules page of the Science Olympiad website. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence.
Resources & Links
- Rocks and Reference Table
- Minerals, Ores and Gems Sheet
- Igneous Formations
- Mineral ID Chart
- Mineral Flow Chart
- Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
- Mineralogy Database
- Mineral Resources Database
- Recommended textbook - Physical Geology
SO Store & Ward's Science Materials
- Rocks & Minerals Starter Pack - New for 2022!
- Earth Sciences Starter Stack - All the 2022 Earth Science Events!
- Official Ward's Kit for Rocks and Minerals
Practice Problems & Tests
Event Supervisor Resources
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, Rocks & Minerals Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- Event Logistics Manual - Updated for 2022 with new information concerning COVID-19 precautions, running the event in Satellite and mini SO tournament formats,and more tips on the event!