This video is divided into two major sections: "Formation" and "Importance to Humans." Students will discover how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed. In addition, students will learn how fossils are important tools for interpreting how plants and animals lived long ago, as well as providing evidence of how the environmental conditions of the Earth have changed over time. The second part explains why the study of rocks and minerals is important. From everyday uses, such as building materials or as fuel sources, to our fascination with precious minerals and gems, students begin to realize how a detailed understanding of this science can become a fascinating career or life-long hobby.