California State University, Long Beach
Visit this site from California State University at Long Beach to investigate different igneous rock samples. First read about the differences between intrusive and extrusive rocks. Then scroll
to the bottom of the page. Click the 2. INTRUSIVE IGNEOUS ROCKS link. Describe the rocks you look at. Return to the main page and click the 7. EXTRUSIVE IGNEOUS ROCKS link. Describe the
rocks you look at.
Read about igneous rocks at the Everyday Geology site at Suite 101.com. Igneous rocks are formed from cooled lava. Read about the differences between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks.
What are some common examples of each type of rock?
How Metamorphic Rock is Formed
This site provides information on how metamorphic rocks are formed. Study the animation on the page. What two types of rocks can form metamorphic rock?
At this RocksForKids site you can explore the three different types of rocks, including metamorphic rocks. Click on "Enter Here" and then on "How Rocks & Minerals are Formed". At the top of the next page, click on "metamorphic". What type of rock is formed from shale?
Metamorphism of Shale
Study the Metamorphic Geology table at this site. At which metamorphic grade is gneiss formed from shale?
Australia Culture and Recreation
Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock. It is considered the world's biggest monolith. Visit the Australia Culture and Recreation site to find out about this natural landmark. What is the mineral
composition of Uluru?
Diamond Head Crater
Diamond Head crater is a natural landmark found on Oahu, Hawaii. Read about the history of this volcanic crater at the Hawaiiweb.com site. Diamond Head was also used as a military base. What
mineral in the soil caused sailors to mistakenly think that the lava rock glimmered with diamonds?