Read the article linked below and answer the questions on the handout. Remember you're being graded on your use of facts and the originality of your idea.
Test 2.1 Study Guide (5 min)
Here's the study guide for Test 2.1.
Identification Chart Examples (5 min)
Here are some example identification charts you can use as models for creating your own.
Identification Chart Practice (10 min)
Before you build your own identification chart try and construct one for only five rocks. Use the data table below and a scrap sheet of paper to build one.
Build Identification Chart (25 min)
Use the Identification Chart Examples and your rock data to construct your own identification chart. You'll use this identification chart on the test next week. Here are the requirements.
- Must be on one sheet of yellow paper
- Must be hand written
- Can't copy material from the internet or other sources
- Chart can only contain information about it's physical characteristics (no numbers)
If your sheet doesn't meet the requirements you will be unable to use it on the test.
Identification Chart Tips and Tricks
Here's a few tips for making your identification chart.
- If there are rocks you can identify without the chart create a separate list for them. If you can remove 5 to 10 rocks from the chart it will make it much easier.
- Start by grouping them by acid test and start breaking them up into smaller groups from there.
- Save color and texture for later in the chart.
- Color code it. You can add an extra layer of data by using a highlighter. For example, give each rock type (igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary) it's own color.
- If you are having a hard time with a few rocks get all of them together and manual start to group them.
Use your notes to answer the review questions.