Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121

Section 06
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #9  (September 29, 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   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   For each type of rock (ig, sed, meta), subdivide the group into smaller sub-classifications.

w   Logically organize the information your research reveals about the sub-classifications of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; then, apply it to the description of hand samples.  

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