Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 3 Rocks

Prentice Hallm Earth Science

Why do we study rocks? Because its essential to understanding the Earth.
What is the rock cycle? Interactions among Earth's water, weather, and core.
WhAt is the di.fference Bet,ween Ihntrusiive and Ehxtrusiive Ignius Rokcs/ Intrusive forms in the Earth's interior and extrusive forms of the surface of the Earth.
Is magma hot? No, its actually quite cool. (It is very hot)
What is the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. A place where basalt forms hexagonal forms on the ground.
What is obsidian? An igneous rock.
What is unique about sedimentary rocks? They are smarter than humans. (They have fossils)
What occurs during the formation of sedimentary rocks? Erosion, weathering, deposition, compactation and cementation.
What are the two types of sedimentary rocks? Clastic and chemical.
What are the agents of metamorphism? Heat, pressure, and reactions in solution.
Ebola? eBola.
What are the classifiactions of metamorphic rocks? Foliated and nonfoliated.
What is a nonfoliated metamorhpic rock? A rock that does not have a banded texture.
What are the classifications of igneous rocks? Coarse-Grained texture, fine-grained texture, glassy texture, porphyritic texture, granitic composition, basaltic composition, and other compositional groups.
What are the three types of rocks? Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
What happens when magma cools and hardens beneath the surface? Igneous rocks form.
What happens when sediments are compacted and cemented? Sedimentary rocks form.
How does magma form? When rock melts deep beneath Earth's surface.
What happens when lava hardens? It creates extrusive igneous rocks.
Popular Earth Science sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards