Unit 4: Minerals & Rocks Unit Study Guide
Test Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Test Review: Monday – In Class
Directions: These are the concepts that will be addressed on the test. Look over the list and study
the things that you need more help on. Study suggestions are located at the bottom of
the page.
ROCK CYCLE
 Difference between a Mineral & Rock
 Processes to form each Rock Type
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Weathering
Erosion
Deposition
Compaction
Cementation
Heat & Pressure
Melting
Recrystallization
Resources: Minerals & Rocks Notes, Edible Rock Labs (3), Directed Reading, Friday Flashback
TYPES OF ROCK
 Igneous Rock
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Intrusive vs. Extrusive (Location, Crystal Size, Speed of Cooling, Texture)
 Sedimentary Rock
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3 Types
Definition of each
Law of Superposition
 Metamorphic Rock
o Foliated vs. Non-foliated
o How this type is formed
Resources: Minerals & Rocks Notes, Directed Readings (One for Each Type), Edible Rock Labs, Friday Flashback
STUDY TIPS
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Try addressing all of these concepts on a separate sheet of paper. If you don’t have enough
time to address all of the concepts, try to answer the ones that seem difficult for you.
Review your notes. Try to summarize the information from each page of the notes on
another sheet of paper.
Look over the resources.
Reread or skim the reading assignments, making sure to notice the pictures and diagrams.
Try to create and take your own test.
Study aloud or with a friend/parent/guardian.
Make flashcards for the Scientific Method parts and vocabulary.
Start studying NOW!!! Set aside time each night to study until the test.
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Unit 4: Minerals & Rocks Unit Study Guide Test Date: Tuesday, Nov

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