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CLIP 2212

What is granite?

What is granite?
Key Info
  • What is granite?
  • Duration: 00:30
  • An introduction to the properties of granite and its uses. Granite is a type of rock which is formed from lots of small particles. This makes it very hard and strong. Granite is so hard that a special blade is needed to cut it. The different uses of granite are discussed.
  • Subject:



    Grouping and Classifying Materials

  • Keywords: rock, rocks, granite, hard
Ideas for use in class
  • Class debate. With partners children can discuss the properties and uses of granite.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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