Igneous Rock Characteristic Exploration Lab

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7th, 8th, 9th
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Overview: This is a lab to help students become aware of distinguishing characteristics of igneous rocks, as well as becoming comfortable with using the Scheme for Identifying Igneous Rocks. By traveling to three different stations, students will engage in making observations of real igneous rocks (supplied by you), play a question/answer card game based on reading the Scheme for Identifying Igneous Rocks, and read a brief text (provided by your classroom textbook) on intrusive vs. extrusive rocks with help from an included anticipation guide. At the end of the lab, students will sort various concepts into the given groups: Extrusive and Intrusive. Finally, students will participate in a creative closing activity where

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 Materials for three separate stations
 Student Materials and Instructions for Activities
 Suggested Lesson Plan including how to do this activity with a class size of ~16 students and a class size of ~20 students or more.
 A conclusion activity with graphic organizer and student materials
 Directions for how to use an anticipation guide as a content reading comprehension strategy.
 Pictures to help guide set-up of lab and materials.

What you must provide:
Two sets of 8 different igneous rocks (standard in most Earth Science Classrooms).
Earth Science Text Book.
Envelopes

**I've included the teacher instructions as the preview file to help you decide if you have the proper materials to supplement this activity.
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~30
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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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Igneous Rock Characteristic Exploration Lab
Igneous Rock Characteristic Exploration Lab
Igneous Rock Characteristic Exploration Lab
Igneous Rock Characteristic Exploration Lab