©2011 richard harwood | [email protected] | home notice: unless otherwise noted, all images and graphics contained within are the property of richard harwood and may only be reproduced with permission from the authorrichard harwood and may only be reproduced with permission from the author. In this introductory geology lab, students are introduced to the processes involved in metamorphism through hands-on study of rock samples they first examine three suites of rocks (regional metamorphism of mudstone, high-p/low-t metamorphism of basalt, and high-p/high-t metamorphism of basalt. Lab 5: textures and identification of metamorphic rocks obj ectivs: 1) to become familiar with textures characteristic of metamorphic rocks 2) to become familiar with properties important in recognizing and classifying metamorphic rocks.
Unknown rock identification lab background: at this point you should have a good understanding of the rock cycle, the 3 main classifications of rocks (sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous) and the forces/processes that change them you should also have a basic understanding of the characteristics used to classify rocks within these groups. Pedagogy in action library indoor labs examples metamorphic rocks lab metamorphic rocks lab this page authored by hannah scherer, stanford university at least 2 hours are needed for the activity including the mineral identification part, it will take about 25-3 hours each student has a handout and their own hand lens. Metamorphic rock identification lab introduction: metamorphic rocks start out as igneous or sedimentary rocks (or even metamorphic) and are altered or changed by a combination of heat and pressure.
Name: _____ regents earth science metamorphic rock id lab and last but not least, metamorphic rocksby now, you must realize that rocks are categorized into types based on the way in which they form. Chapter 5—lab 3: metamorphic rocks introduction set of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic rock identification chart procedure place your set of rocks in numerical order on the desk in front of you identify each of 2 3 5 what are metamorphic rocks made from. B–60 lab activity on sedimentary and metamorphic rocks activity #4: growth of minerals during metamorphism a materials: videotape rocks that originate underground b activity: watch the segment on metamorphic rocks, especially the effect of heating on the.
Metamorphic rock identification lab directions – go to wwwmagnerweeblycom under geology, go to the assignments tab and select the metamorphic rock lab this is a link to an awesome lab. Minerals--1 geology 335 lab -- mineral identification review this lab is a review exercise on the techniques of mineral identification in hand specimen. Lab 9: metamorphic processes and rock identification metamorphism is the change in the form of crustal rocks exposed to heat, pressure, hydrothermal fluids, or a combination of these agents in the absence of melting. Since this is the first lab we conduct as a class, i try to give them a solid 3-5 minutes to comb over the rubric and identify specific content or process areas i then spend 2-3 minutes previewing the general overview of science as it works in high school - as a continuation of developing deeper and more complex laboratory process, content.
Lab 12: metamorphic rocks use of the metamorphic rock identification chart the identification chart on the following page will be used to identify metamorphic rocks. Mineral and rock identification created by: this is a relatively basic lab exercise in which students are introduced to the some of the most common minerals and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks use the physical properties of the samples and table 5 physical properties of metamorphic rocks to identify the metamorphic. Sedimentary rock identification is primarily based on composition texture will still be used but in a different sense than for igneous rocks texture sensible practice in a large lab with many different people handling the samples halite has a hardness of 25 and metamorphic rock identification.
12001 lab 2: rock identification (metamorphic) sample # sample name rock name texture mineralogy special features metamorphic grade protolith 1 13 2 83 3 ag 4 g-621 5 g-1843 6 g-2154 7 g-2268 8 g-3554 9 g-4008. Lab 6 - identification of metamorphic rocks introduction metamorphic rocks are the third great rock group the term “meta” means “to change” and “morph” means “form” metamorphic rocks are rocks who have had their original form (meaning mineralogy and/or texture) changed in some fashion. Rock identification lab mineral hardness objective: metamorphic rocks metamorphic rocks have changed from their original form as igneous or sedimentary rocks due to metamorphic rocks to identify in this lab gneiss – foliated, medium to coarse grained, hard, variable colors, rough to the touch. Lab: metamorphic rocks sample # texture (foliated or non-foliated if foliated, erty of metamorphic rocks, as shown in figure 5-8 figure 5-8 foliation is layering caused by complete the grid below based on your identification of the metamorphic rock sam- ples rock names may be used more than once.