Rocks: FELSIC and MAFIC Igneous Rocks (Portion of Larger Igneous Tutorial)

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BORN OF FIRE! Igneous rocks can be classified by two possible methods. This printable activity hones in on felsic and mafic classification. See preview! This is a segment of the larger igneous rock tutorial present on TPT.

IGNEOUS ROCK TUTORIAL

CLICK HERE FOR IGNEOUS ROCK TUTORIAL
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Here igneous rocks are examined by mineral composition, which in turn leads to classification by color: in geological terminology FELSIC pairs with light colored minerals whereas MAFIC pairs with dark colored minerals.

FUN and COLORFUL! Come meet the following rocks: orthoclase granite, rhyolite, gabbro, basalt, diorite, scoria, pumice, xenolith, peridotite, vesicular basalt, and plagioclase granite.

This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.

This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.

A guaranteed hit all around!

A great addition to your geology teaching library.

Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.

Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 3rd – 8th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.

Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.

Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.

Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.

Answer key provided.

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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*

Sincerely,

Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”

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Rocks:  FELSIC and MAFIC Igneous Rocks (Portion of Larger
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Rocks:  FELSIC and MAFIC Igneous Rocks (Portion of Larger
Rocks:  FELSIC and MAFIC Igneous Rocks (Portion of Larger
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