Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121

Section 06
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #12  (October 13, 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 metamorphic rocks.

w Describe the changes that can affect rocks to form metamorphic rocks, including foliation. (review) and recrystallization.

w Describe the three kinds of geotectonic plate boundaries, and the geologic features that form at each one.

w Describe the three possibilities for convergent boundaries, including the different combinations of lithospheric plates.

w Describe the plate tectonic setting in which each of the three kinds of rocks form.

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