Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121
Spring 2006

Daily Objectives #15 (March 7, 2006)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

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

* Describe how each of the three major classes of rocks forms.

* For each of the major classes of rocks, name the sub-groups, and tell how each forms.  List the rocks that fall into each of the sub-groups.

* Explain how you could recognize each of the rocks listed above in the field.  What features do they exhibit?

* Explain the relationship between the environments of rock formation and plate tectonic setting.

* Explain how rocks of one type can be changed into rocks of another type.

Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University

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