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CLICK HERE FOR IGNEOUS ROCK TUTORIAL
Here igneous rocks are examined by mineral texture which in turn leads to classification by crystal size and crystal pattern: in geological terminology INTRUSIVE pairs with coarse (LARGE) grained minerals whereas EXTRUSIVE pairs with fine (small) or glassy minerals.
FUN and COLORFUL! Come meet the following rocks: Granite, Diorite, Gabbro, Obsidian, Basalt, Rhyolite, Scoria, Pumice, Dacite, Peridotite, and Xenolith.
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 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.
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*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”
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