Ch 8: Metamorphic Rocks

About This Chapter

In this overview of metamorphic rocks, you can refresh your memory on factors that influence metamorphism, the different textures of metamorphic rocks, and what contact metamorphism is. Use these brief lessons to prepare for a test or get up to speed on topics that you missed in class.

Metamorphic Rocks - Chapter Summary

This chapter on metamorphic rocks provides you with a better understanding of how heat and pressure can alter rocks. You'll take a look at recrystallization, neometamorphism, and metasomatism. After completing the chapter, you should be better prepared to:

  • Describe factors that influence metamorphic processes
  • Recognize the different textures of metamorphic rocks
  • Discuss the parent rocks of metamorphic rocks
  • Explain the difference between contact metamorphism and regional metamorphism

We use brief and engaging video lessons to help you get a clear understanding of metamorphic rocks. The timelines in these video lessons allow you to jump to specific topics within the lessons for easy navigation. A brief, multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to assess your knowledge, and the quizzes have links back to specific topics in the videos just in case you need to review the information again. You can also use the Help feature to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a topic.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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