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INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121
Fall 2010
Section 05

DAILY OBJECTIVES
On Thursday, you will need to have in-class resources with you to help you work with your Rock Your State! rock types.  You should
  a) Research your rock types before coming to class,
  b) Bring a wi-fi laptop or your textbook, or
  c) Both!


By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

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Review:  Describe some of the characteristics of minerals that allow us to classify them and discern their properties, including luster, color, hardness, specific gravity, streak, cleavage, and solubility.

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Review: Demonstrate how to use a mineral identification key.

w List the characteristics that define a material referred to as a mineral.

w Describe the characteristics of the following mineral groups, and give an example of each:
  * metal sulfides * evaporite minerals:  carbonates, sulfates, chlorides
  * metal oxides * pure elements (e.g. sulfur, copper, carbon)
  * silicates:
   - light-colored vs. dark-colored
   - with cleavage vs. without
* clay minerals

w In the following groups, compile a list of all the rock and sediment types represented in the states the group members studied for "Rock Your State!"

Matthew W.
Aida
Noel
Alexis
Aaron
Megan
Jessica S.
Deyue
Nina
Kelly
Laura
Shelly
Jennifer F.
Jennifer H.
Christina
Matt P.
Sunny
Amanda
Jessica R.
Jenna
John
Lina
Dan
Andy
Monika

 
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