Outcome: Igneous Rocks

Identify igneous rocks and the steps of the rock cycle related to their formation.

We’ll start by learning about igneous rocks and their formation.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Define the characteristics of an igneous rock.
  • Discuss the role of melting and subsequent cooling in the rock cycle.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Characteristics of Igneous Rocks
  • Reading: How Are Igneous Rocks Classified?
  • Reading: Identifying Igneous Rocks
  • Uses of Igneous Rocks
  • Self Check: Igneous Rocks


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