In this Earth Science/Geology assignment, students will gain a better understanding of igneous rock formation and the evidence left behind when a volcano goes extinct. Students will label a diagram that contains: a batholith, a crater, dikes, a laccolith, a lava flow, sills, a stock, a vent, and a volcanic neck.
Students will reinforce the concept of intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks by placing representations of relative crystal sizes on the diagram.
Students will also get a look into some historical geology by getting a first look into concepts like the Law of Superposition and the Law of Cross Cutting Relationships.
When students finish filling out the diagram they will work as individuals or groups and create a Google Presentation that shows real pictures of each of the new igneous rock vocabulary words that they just learned.
This assignment is meant to compliment the lesson and videos found at http://http://earthscience.xyz/EvidenceOfPastVolcanoes