Objectives #7 (September
By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:
w Review: Describe the three different types of geotectonic boundaries, including type of movement, type of plates usually involved, and geologic features that can usually be found at each type of boundary.
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. (The ones we discussed in class were color, hardness, density/specific gravity, mineral cleavage, and luster.)
Rock Your State! In-class work
w Working with 2-3 others, make a list of all the kinds of rocks and sediments found in the states you researched.
w Create a master list (using sticky notes) of all the rocks/sediments represented for all the states in your group.
w For each item on the list, categorize it as a sediment, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, or metamorphic rock.
w Next time: For each type of rock (ig, sed, meta), subdivide the group into smaller classifications.