Naming/Classifying Metamorphic Rocks
This is a two-page embodiment of the draft IUGS standard on naming metamorphic rocks. It's highly simplified, but useful for teaching metamorphic petrology.
10-week Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology course
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
Mineral identification, some textural terms (schistosity, gneissosity)
How the activity is situated in the course
Basic information at the beginning of a set of metamorphic rock labs.
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Classifying rocks, identifying minerals, accurate description of textures
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
This is not really an activity at all, but a succinct handout describing the new IUGS metamorphic classification scheme.
Determining whether students have met the goals
Teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment (Acrobat (PDF) 133kB Jun12 07)