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Unformatted text preview: Ever-Changing Earth Rock Identification Lab Name ___________________ Learning Target(s): I can use physical properties to identify rocks and infer about the past history of the earth. • I can identify and describe properties of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Now that you have some basic background knowledge on how rocks form and the rock cycle, you will use some of the ideas mentioned in Inquiry #3 to identify rocks. The following is an example of what you will be doing. EXAMPLE : Rock Sample Z Observations Type of Rock – Circle One! Explanation- What observations lead to your decision of rock type? a. Igneous b. Sedimentary c. Metamorphic PART I: Rock Identification Using your Rock Identification Key and the rock samples, write down observations and categorize each rock as Igneous, Sedimentary, or Metamorphic. All of the rock samples you will see today are from the Fort Collins area. Provide reasoning and evidence for each rock sample. See the example below as a model for your work: Rock Sample 1: Observations Type of Rock – Circle One!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Terpestra during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.
- Fall '09