Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121

Section 06
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #10  (October 1, 2009)                                                                                                         Dr. Sanders

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

Rock Your State!  In-class work

w Review: Use your knowledge of rock classification to describe the characteristics of igneous rocks.

w New this time:  Describe the sub-classifications of sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks, and apply that information to hand samples.

w Explain the relationship between minerals and rocks.

w Describe some of the characteristics of minerals that allow us to classify them and discern their properties. 

w Describe how to explore and characterize mineral properties, including color, hardness, density/specific gravity, mineral cleavage, luster, and reaction to acid.

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