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Activity 2 - Igneous Rocks and the Geologic History of Your Community


Use the resources listed below to help you complete this activity.

State-Based Resources
General Resources

 

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


Examine the geologic map of Texas .

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Understanding and Applying What You Have Learned


Examine the geologic map of Texas and list of metamorphic rocks found in the region covered by the map.

    There are currently no resources listed for this state.

 

Preparing for the Chapter Challenge


Write a one or two paragraph description about the events and evidence for metamorphism in Texas .

    There are currently no resources listed for this state.

 

Inquiring Further


Investigate one of the following:

Ship Rock, New Mexico

Yosemite National Park, California

Devil's Postpile National Monument, California

 

General information related to this activity:


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.

Magma, Lava, and Igneous Rocks

Magma
Find out more about how the chemical composition of magma varies in igneous rocks. The discussion is not limited to just extrusive rocks, but includes intrusive rocks as well.

Magma, Lava, Lava Flows, etc.
Learn more background information about lava and the hazards associated with lava flows.

Classifying Igneous Rocks: Texture

Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, and Textures - University of North Carolina
See examples of plutonic (intrusive igneous rocks) and volcanic (extrusive igneous rocks).

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

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.

Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

20th Century Volcanic Eruptions and Their Impact - USGS
Learn about several case studies and find links to get further information about each eruption.

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Last updated: May 11, 2010


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