Igneous Rocks: Completing the 3D Picture

Finally, an easy-to-make volcano model: no baking soda and vinegar required! Junior geologists construct a volcano in 3-D, then use it to answer questions about the processes and timescale of igneous rock formation. The activity includes support materials and suggestions for implementation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Add color to the activity to help learners differentiate between structures in the system
  • Use the model as a remediation tool or to enhance the class's understanding of how igneous rocks form
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with igneous rocks and the processes that create them before beginning the activity
  • Make sure you have enough glue and scissors for each individual
Pros

  • Resource includes printable materials and an answer key
  • Instructions are easy to follow, making the activity a great choice for a substitute teacher lesson plan
Cons

  • None