Ch 4: Earth and Celestial Rocks: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Earth and Celestial Rocks chapter of this Introduction to Physical Geology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master Earth and celestial rocks concepts. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Earth and celestial rocks.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college physical geology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding rock types and planetary geology.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about earth and celestial rocks.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Earth and Celestial Rocks chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Earth and Celestial Rocks chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the differences between minerals and rocks?
  • What are the three major rock groups?
  • What occurs during the igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock cycles?
  • What study techniques associated with planetary geology?

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Earth and Celestial Rocks: Help and Review
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Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

1. Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

Can you tell the difference between a rock and a mineral? What makes a mineral so much different from a rock? Explore these questions in depth, and learn how we classify rocks and minerals.

Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

2. Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

In this lesson, we will discuss the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson also gives an introduction into how matter locked in rocks can be cycled through the earth.

Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups

3. Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups

Did you know that lava is molten rock that reaches the earth's surface? Furthermore, did you know that rocks exist in three general forms: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic? This lesson describes these rock types and examples of each.

Planetary Geology: The Study of Celestial Bodies

4. Planetary Geology: The Study of Celestial Bodies

Planetary geology is a field of geology that explores celestial bodies like planets, moons, comets, and asteroids. Scientists use a variety of advanced techniques and procedures to carry out their research on these distant bodies.

Diagenesis in Geology: Definition, Process & Examples

5. Diagenesis in Geology: Definition, Process & Examples

Diagenesis consists of the physical, chemical, and/or biological changes that alter sediments during lithification. In this lesson we will look at the various diagenetic processes at work.

Microfossils: Definition, Uses & Importance

6. Microfossils: Definition, Uses & Importance

In this lesson, we discuss microfossils, who uses them, for what, and why they are useful in today's world. You'll also learn why microfossils is a specialty study apart from other fossils.

Microfossils: Types & Examples

7. Microfossils: Types & Examples

Microfossils are made of the remains of tiny organisms or parts of organisms. They are so small that they can only be seen with a microscope, but incredibly important to science. In this lesson, learn more about what microfossils are and how they are used by scientists!

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