Module 2 Introduciton: (CU1 M2) Rocks

After learning about minerals, it is essential to apply that knowledge to the identification of rocks. In terms of geology, these two skills can help one to better understand mostĀ topics in geology. The basics of understanding how different types of rocks form, including igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic, can give us an understanding of the geologic history in a specific area. In this Module you will learn about how rocks are formed, the different properties that help to identify a rock, and how to use this information to identify rock hand samples.

Module Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate ability to identify rocks using basic properties.

  • Understand the basic concepts of rock formation and environments.

  • Understand the importance of the rock cycle.

  • Understand the difference between the formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

  • Understand the difference in appearance between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

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