INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
By the end of
today's class, you should be able to do the
Review: Describe how igneous rocks may be sub-classified
on the basis of their texture (crystal size) and mineral composition.
Review: Demonstrate how to
use texture (crystal size) and mineral composition to
arrive at a rock
name for hand samples of igneous rocks. (In class
last time, we practiced with samples
102, 117, 124, 136, 137, 138, 139, 142, 143,
149, 152, and 157.)
Review: Tell which types of
igneous rocks compose the bulk of continental
and oceanic lithospheric plates.
compare, and contrast geologic vocabulary terms
that refer to igneous rocks.
describe the geotectonic settings in which
igneous rocks form.
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