Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121

Section 06
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #11  (October 8, 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 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.

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