Understanding Your Environment: Bedrock Geology Activity 2 - Igneous Rocks and the Geologic History of Your Community

Understanding Your Environment book
It's About Time/AGI

Investigate - Part C: Evidence of Metamorphic Rocks in Your Community

Examine the geologic map of Ohio (as an example).

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Understanding and Applying What You Have Learned

Examine the geologic map of Ohio (as an example) and list of metamorphic rocks found in the region covered by the map.

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Preparing for the Chapter Challenge

Write a one or two paragraph description about the events and evidence for metamorphism in Ohio (as an example).

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Inquiring Further

Investigate one of the following:

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The Nature of Igneous Rocks

  • Igneous Rocks Lesson - Volcano World
    View a slide show about igneous rocks. The lesson is part of a series of lessons called "Rocks and Minerals."
  • Igneous Rock Tour - California State University Long Beach
    A self-guided tour through igneous rocks with hand sample and outcrop pictures of different igneous rocks. Page also includes quiz with answer key.

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Magma, Lava, and Igneous Rocks

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Classifying Igneous Rocks: Texture

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Classifying Igneous Rocks: Chemical and Mineral Composition

  • Igneous Rock Classification - Glendale Community College
    This site contains a wonderful chart, pictures, and descriptions of the different classifications of igneous rocks.

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Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

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