For your rocks and relative ages group project report you will plan and safely investigate one or more geologic sites with exposure of bedrock to achieve the goal of collecting at least one igneous rock, one sedimentary rock, and one metamorphic rock. You will record and show on a map as precisely as you can the locations you collected rocks from, name, describe, and explain the origin of the rocks (including naming the minerals in the rocks and the textures and compositions of the rocks), and research and report the probably ages of the rocks in terms of the geologic timescale and in terms of absolute ages.
This field-based exercise will teach you how to recognize rocks in the Earth, how to collect rocks, how to use the skills you developed in lab to work with the rocks that you collect yourself, how to record your collection site in a way that allows future researchers to visit exactly the same spot, and how to fit each rock into the geological history of the area.
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You will submit your report in class. After your report is graded you can see your feedback here.