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    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.

      Published 9 April 2010 Referencing Hub articles