Rita D. Haberlin, Instructor
Study Guide and Outline Notes
Tutorial and Study Questions
View or Print the Study Questions for the Rock Cycle
After completing the reading assignment and exploring the Web resources, study guide, and tutorial, review what you have learned with these quizzes:
The Rock Cycle: Three Types of Rock
Rock Cycle Multiple Choice Quiz
Quizzes, Tarbuck and Lutgens, Chapter 3, Key Concepts 1,2,4, and 5, and Chapter Test
What is Mineralogy?
Rocks are composed of minerals. This mineralogy database describes 3700 minerals that make up the earth's crust.
The Rock Cycle
Use this interactive site and try the following activities to recognize rock characteristics and rock types:
Paul Smith's The Rock Cycle
Designed for British high school students, this Web site has clear simple diagrams and explanations. Try the quiz that is included.
Rock Classification Chart
This rock classification chart helps you make sense of the sub-classes of the three main rock types.
Simplified Geologic Map of California
This .pdf file map shows the location of major rock types in California. You can compare this map with the inset shaded relief map showing the Geomorphic Provinces of the state.
(Note: To view the .pdf file map you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Rock Indentification Key
If you have ever wanted to identify a rock that you have picked up, go to this site and use the rock key.
Rock Cycle Diagram Quiz
Fill in the blanks in this diagram of the rock cycle from an inclass PowerPoint Presentation.
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This Geography Site Is Maintained By Patricia A. Kulda Last Update October 12, 2011