At the high school level, geologic, topographic, seismic and aerial maps must be used to locate and recognize igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary structures and features. Technological advances permit the investigation of intrusive structures and the interior of Earth. Connections between the minerals present within each type of rock and the environment formed are important. The processes and environmental conditions that lead to fossil fuel formation.
Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks