Sunday, 12 July 2020

INTERNATIONAL ROCK DAY (13 July) | Today Special Day.

International Rock Day

International Rock Day

Today 13 July is observed as International Rock Day worldwide to celebrate the rocks (stones) that we have on the earth. Rocks are the first layer of earth the consist on lot of helpfull elements that we need for human kind.

This is a very special day for us to get aware about the importance of Rock in our life. All the basic elements and minerals that we need in our life is present in form of rock on earth and appears us as Mountains. 

Rocks comes in use of mankind from stone age like to make house, to make wepons, to make fire and many more. We get Granite, Marbles from rocks. 


History of International Rock Day

The day is to celebrate the benifits of rocks for the mankind and make people aware about the science behind it and its various types. There is no such history behind International Rock Day, But it used to believe that rocks plays a significant role for the betterment of mankind. Rocks are the nature given gift to the mankind, just what we need to do is find out that element and minerals that a particular rock would have.


Types of Rocks

Many different type of rocks are found on earth. But there are three basic types of rocks are-

  • Igneous Rocks- are formed from melted rock deep inside the Earth. Example- Gabbro, Dacite, Pegmatite, Basalt, Obsidan, Rhyolite, Pumice.
  • Sedimentary Rocks- are formed from layers of sand, silt, dead plants and animal skeletons. Example- Glacial Conglomerate, Chalk, Banded iron, Sand stone.
  • Metamorphic Rocks- are formed from other rocks that are changed by heat and pressure  underground. Example- Slate, Schist, Marble, Eclogite, Jadeite, Gneiss.


Activities and Celebration

  • Read articles and blogs related to rock to celebrate International Rock Day.
  • Collect different types of rock and find out which type of rock it is and its uses.
  • Use social media to join celebration by using #Internationalrockday.

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So, this is all about today's special day. Don't miss any special day.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing oneπŸ™‚πŸ˜Š never new about it before... thank you for sharing

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