Rocks and Minerals

by: Paul D. Fullagar and Nancy W. West

The Reading on Rocks and Minerals elaborates on the concepts presented in the Activities section of Project Earth Science: Geology, Revised 2nd Edition. This Reading was written especially for this volume with the teacher in mind.

Typical rocks are composed of minerals. Igneous rocks form from molten rock, sedimentary rocks usually form from fragments of rocks, and metamorphic rocks form when rocks are altered by heat or pressure. Interactions between rock types are described by the rock cycle. Specific minerals and rocks indicate past environmental conditions.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/15/2011Stock # PB298X1_4r

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