Intrusive and Extrusive Igneous Rocks

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Check out a resource that's erupting with engaging material! Earth science scholars discover how igneous rocks form in a well-rounded interactive. They manipulate the cooling time of lava to watch crystals form, learn visual identification techniques, and develop an understanding of the differences between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class take notes while they follow the embedded presentation
  • Pupils can practice identifying intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks through a stations lab featuring samples of basalt, obsidian, and granite
Classroom Considerations

  • The interactive is suitable for learners just beginning their study of rock types
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  • The resource contains a variety of content presentations for great differentiation
  • Assess learning with three different sets of questions included in the interactive

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