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 clastic (detrital) sedimentary rocks.
w Describe the steps in forming sedimentary rocks, including weathering of pre-existing rocks, erosion, transport, deposition, and lithification (including cementation and compaction).
w Describe the characteristics of chemical sedimentary rocks.
w List the minerals that can form chemical sedimentary rocks, and tell what rock each one forms.
w Demonstrate how to recognize chemical sedimentary rocks in hand sample.
w List the processes that lead to metamorphism.
w Describe the changes that can affect rocks to form metamorphic rocks, including foliation.