After reading this chapter of the textbook, learning the vocabulary, and working through the review questions, students should be able to:
- Define the term rock.
- Name the three main types of rocks.
- Describe what processes act on the three types of rocks to transform them in the rock cycle.
- Draw a rock cycle diagram showing the types of rocks and processes that act on them to change them through time.
Give examples of plate tectonic environments where each major rock type is formed.
Name the characteristics we use to identify rocks.