of Earth Science |Northeastern
TO EARTH SCIENCE
By the end
today’s class, you should be able to do the
* Describe the three agents of metamorphism (heat, pressure. and
chemically active fluids) and explain the changes they can bring about
in a rock.
* Describe the plate tectonic settings in which metamorphic rocks form.
* Explain what foliation
is, tell what causes it, and give examples of three foliated
* Describe and give the names of three non-foliated metamorphic rocks.
* Sketch a diagram illustrating how rocks of each of the three major
classes can be altered by Earth processes to form new rocks. On
your diagram, be sure to distinguish between materials and processes. Put boxes around
the materials, and show the processes with arrows.
* Explain the rock cycle.
© 2007 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
February 26, 2007.