Posted by: mrborden | March 3, 2012

Rock Cycle and Rock Properties


Friday March 9
QFD: if life gives you lemons, make lemonade-
?FD: Do you know about wikispaces.com?
Objective to demonstrate an understanding of all ESS standard 3 by creating a visual project and writing a 1 page paper (typed) demonstraing your knowledge of the standard due by March 17 or before
1) Pick a standard
2) Demonstration of how to make a website or a powerpoint presentation (use keynote in library)
3) library
4) search for Mrbordens sites
5) Vote on the blog site (here)
6) write a comment about what you have learned in this class
7) look for information for paper



project guidelines
If you donot behave in the library you will lose 100 points from this project – please pay attention
Thurs. March 8

QFD: if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem – Mr B
?FD: Did you study for the quiz for 1 hour? what was your result?
Objective: ESS3c.Students will demonstrate their knowledge and know how to explain the properties of rocks based on the physical and chemical conditions in which they formed, including plate tectonic processes.
ESSf.* Students know the explanation for the location and properties of volcanoes that are due to hot spots and the explanation for those that are due to subduction.1) Draw Rock cycle (pg 95 new book, pg 415 old book) and picture from this site (50 points)

Wed March 7
QFD:It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt
?FD: What type of rock is slate made from? Shale or Granite?
Objective: ESS3c.Students will demonstrate their knowledge and know how to explain the properties of rocks based on the physical and chemical conditions in which they formed, including plate tectonic processes.
1) Quiz

1 Rocks at the earth’s surface are continually broken down, compacted, and cemented together. What is the name of the resultant type of rock?

A igneous 
B metamorphic 
C lava 
D sedimentary
2 Metamorphic rock is made by which one of the following dynamic processes?

A compaction and cementing of sediments

B subjection of rocks to heat and pressure

C cooling of magma

D exposure of rocks to wind and rain

3 A rock is observed to have fossil impressions of plants preserved in it. This rock is most likely a(n) __________ rock.

A extrusive igneous 
B intrusive igneous 
C metamorphic 
D sedimentary

4 A rock is observed to be very dense with alternating, parallel bands of light and dark crystals. This rock is most likely a __________ rock.

A extrusive igneous 
B intrusive igneous 
C metamorphic 
D sedimentary

5 Basalt is an igneous rock with very small crystals. It most likely forms as a result of __________.

A cementing of sediments underground 
B cooling of magma underground

C compression of rock in mountain building 
D cooling of lava above ground

6 Quartzite is a metamorphic rock with very small crystals. It most likely forms as a result of

A cementing of sediments underground. 
B cooling of magma underground.

C compression of rock in mountain building. 
D cooling of lava above ground.

7 Slate is a metamorphic rock that forms from which sedimentary rock?

A shale 
B limestone 
C clay 
D pumice

8 Which type of rock might easily be broken down into smaller sediments?

A obsidian 
B limestone 
C pumice 
D granite

9 Which of the following are the three major types of rocks?

A metamorphic, intrusive, extrusive

B sedimentary, metamorphic, granite

C igneous, metamorphic, pumice

D igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary

10 Which type of rock occurs when magma cools and hardens beneath the surface?

A metamorphic 
B sedimentary 
C igneous 
D limestone

11 Igneous rocks can be found beneath Earth’s surface and on top of Earth’s surface. Which of the following are the two types of igneous rocks?

A intrusive and extrusive 
B cementation and compaction

C erosion and compaction 
D clastic and chemical

12 In which area is basalt rock most commonly formed?

A deep ocean trenches

B at the edges of a transform boundary

C underground where magma cools rapidly

D in areas of sea–floor spreading

13 Igneous rocks usually __________.

A can be scratched with a penny

B are composed of silicate materials

C contain primarily evaporates

D normally contain fossils

14 __________ is the process of sediments being pressured together into a rock.

A cementation 
B deposition 
C weathering 
D compaction

15 Granite is an igneous rock with large crystals. It most likely forms by

A the cementing of sediments underground. 
B the cooling of magma underground.

C the compression of rock in mountain building. 
D the cooling of lava above ground.

16 The Mercalli scale, the Richter scale, and the European Macroseismic scale are ALL used to measure __________ of earthquakes.

A only the magnitude 
B either the magnitude or the intensity

C only the intensity 
D both the magnitude and the intensity

17 What is the minimum number of seismographs needed in order to find the exact location of an earthquake’s epicenter?

A 1 
B 2 
C 3 
D None

18 What type of instrument is used to record earthquakes?

A seismograph 
B magnitude graph

C surface wave graph 
D intensity graph

19 The epicenter of an earthquake is located __________.

A at the same depth of the focus 
B directly under the focus

C directly above the focus 
D beneath the earth’s crust

20 What scale is used for measuring the magnitude of small, shallow earthquakes by measuring the amplitude of the largest seismic wave?

A seismograph

B the Mercalli scale

C the European macroseismic scale

D the Richter scale
Tues March 6
QFD: He that is down needs fear no fall. John Bunyan
?FD: Describe rock cycle?
Objective: ESS3c. Students know how to explain the properties of rocks based on the physical and chemical conditions in which they formed, including plate tectonic processes.
1) Finish vocabulary matrix
2) Draw rock cycle (pg 95 new book, pg 415 old book)
3) Study notes as HW for Quiz on Wed.
Mon March 5

QFD: The grass is never greener on the other side of the hill, its just green – Mr B
?FD: What type of rock is formed from sediments of other rocks?
ESS3c. Students know how to explain the properties of rocks based on the physical and chemical conditions in which they formed, including plate tectonic processes
1) continue vocab matrix (rock properties)
2) Rock Cycle Picture
3) video on rock cycle
Rocks – geologists classify rocks according to their color, texture, and their mineral composition
Texture – the size, shape, and pattern of the rocks grain
Grain – the particles or minerals in a rock which give a rock its texture. coarse grain are large particles that are easy to see while fine grain can only be seen with a microsope. some have patterns (wavy , swirling, multicolored) and some have no grain at all (obsidian)
Mineral composition – geologists use slivers of rocks to determine the minerals that make up rocks
Igneous Rocks – are classified by where the magma cools. Extrusive Igneous rocks aare formed from lava and Basalt (ocean floor) is the most common. Intrusive Igneous rocks form under the surface of earth from magma (Granite) which makes up most mountains
Porphyritic Texture – small crystals in igneous rocks
Igneous rock usage – tools (arrow heads, hammers, building materials, statues, pumice is used for cleaning and polishing.
Sedimentary Rocks – formed from sediment (rock particles) by erosion (water), deposition (under ground), compaction (pressure)and cementation (glue).
Clastic sedimentary rocks – shale , sandtone and conglomerate ( dirt clods) formed when rockes are squeezed together
Organic sedimentary Rocks – coal, limestone, coral, amber – formed from the remains of living things
Chemical Sedimentary rocks – Gypsum and calcite – formed from evaporaite materials that dissolve and crystallize.
Sedimentary rock uses – white house is built of sandstone and limestone is used in smelting iron and ore
Metamorphic rocks – formed from heat and pressure by forces within Earth. (volcanoes and rocks buried deep below the surface.
Foliated and Non foliated metamorphic rocks – “Foliated”parallel layers or bands (shake, mica or hornblende) non foliated metamorphic rocks are gemstones and crystals that do not have layers or bands
Metamorphic rock uses – building materials because they can be cut into slabs(Taj Mahal) roofing, chalkboads





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Responses

  1. i turned every thing in last week and i have a c+ that one test you told me i did bad on really brought my grade down.

  2. the recent post was from me sorry

    • not exactly, just looked up your grade. on 3/1 you got a D (6/10)on quiz, on 2/23 you received 22/30 or a c- on test, you have received B on plate boundary puzzle because you did not complete it all and a C- on the quiz 3a. C+ actually seems fair or a little high. be hopeful, study for quizes and tests and complete all assignments on time

  3. yea that does sound sounds pretty fair…can u tell me my grade of my quiz that we took today.

    • not sure but all quizes were graded and i will tell you tomorrow

  4. i finish my quiz abut rocks..the one i did not pass okyy

    • I will regrade it and give you the higherst grade that you got. i also appreciate that your behavior is getting better.

  5. hey borden you should call my house. was there any home work tonight

    • looking at the test questions would help you later this week and ask pertinent questions in class

  6. thanks borden that will help a lot…are you going to call my mom today

  7. i just wanted to know how have i been doing these past couple of weeks…

    • awesome I was going to call your mom tonight but it is too late!

  8. this video about the ice volcanoe on jupiter helps you know all diffrent kinds of volcanoed even ones that are not on earth

  9. hey borden thanks for the crystal it really means a lot thank you borden your the best teacher

  10. and i wanted to know what was my grade for the test…

  11. did we have any home work tonight…

  12. can i at least have 2 more days…that would really help

    • of course you are a nice hard working young man

      • hey borden i just wanted to know if you called my mom yet

      • i told you daniel, my mom is hospital with cancer, chill dude, I just got home and am exhausted.

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  15. sorry borden


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