Building Materials: Stone Presentation

This assignment was written by Jessica Ainsworth-Truong for use in post-secondary education.  This assignment is not to be used by others without written consent.


  • Research
  • Identify stone types in the field
  • Assess sustainability of stone types
  • Share your learning with others


  • Create a PowerPoint or InDesign presentation with your partner(s) explaining the following items about the particular type of stone assigned to you in class
    • Where it is found in the world
    • Where most of the interior finish material comes from in the world
    • What it looks like in nature
    • How it is quarried
    • Maintenance – as an interior finish
    • Durability – as an interior finish
    • Sustainability
    • The different ways it can be used as an interior finish
    • Different colors/finishes available
    • Analysis of the material as an aesthetic choice
    • Local suppliers

Stone Types

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Travertine
  • Onyx
  • Slate
  • Sandstone

Presentation information

  • Presentation to be 10 – 15 minutes in length
  • Create a one page handout to accompany your presentation
    • I will copy all of them into a packet at the beginning of class
  • All partners are responsible for visual and verbal presentation

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