In this activity, students examine an igneous rock and synthesise these observations into a poster that includes characteristic features of igneous rocks.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- carefully observe rocks and carry out tests on them
- identify the characteristics of igneous rocks
- synthesise their investigations into a wanted poster.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- discussion questions
- extension activities.
Nature of science
Fieldwork is an important part of gathering evidence. Developing a poster provides an opportunity for students to be able to record their observations systematically.