Physical Geology 101
Rocks and the Rock Cycle Study Guide
After the "Rocks and the Rock Cycle" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.
What is the definition of a rock?
How does this definition compare and differ from that of a mineral?
What is meant by the term "solid"?
What does "natural" mean in this definition?
What are mineraloids, glass and organic particles?
What natural materials act as a cement to hold rock together?
What are the two criteria used to identify a rock?
What is the importance of the Rock Cycle?
What are the three main rock groups?