Igneous Rock

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These rocks are HOT! Well, they used to be, anyway. Take young geologists on a two-week journey through the life and times of the average igneous rock. Lab groups work together to hypothesize about intrusive and extrusive igneous rock forms, then record observations of the tests they perform. While they learn the basics of this rock type's formation, you'll enjoy having all the tools you need to execute right at your fingertips.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage the class to unleash their awesome powers of observation during the stations activity by completing an observation with them
  • Provide colored pencils during the Comic Strip assignment to get those creative juices flowing
Classroom Considerations

  • Use the supporting video resources to show additional types of igneous rock; a subscription to Discovery Education is required to view videos
  • Ensure that pupils are prepared for the classification flow chart by providing a word bank that contains key vocabulary terms
Pros

  • Plan includes an assortment of learning strategies and comes complete with printables
  • The demonstration is engaging and could be transformed into a two- or three- person lab if your rock collection permits
  • Comic strip taps into their creative side and gives you an excellent opportunity to assess learning
Cons

  • None