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IGNEOUS ROCKS like you’ve never seen them before. I guarantee that this is one of the most COLORFUL, thorough, and teacher friendly igneous rock activities that you will ever see or use! See preview. The implementing teacher has a wide range of pedagogical discretion in how to deliver this content to students.
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.
Content includes: common minerals in igneous rocks (quartz, orthoclase feldspar, plagioclase feldspar, amphibole, biotite mica, muscovite mica, olivine, and pyroxene), felsic rocks, mafic rocks, intrusive rocks, extrusive rocks, common rock types (granite, rhyolite, gabbro, diorite, pumice, scoria, basalt, obsidian, dacite, peridotite, and xenolith), texture, common uses, chart analysis, and categorization.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 10th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.
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.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”