We will go over several concepts from last week, and then students will take notes as Benson explains several aspects of mineral formation.
Students will watch a video. If you were gone, you can watch the video here..
Students will take notes as Benson explains "plutonic formations". If you were gone, read through the Crown Butte Virtual Field Trip and then take a look at this animation (4 parts). Read pages 295-297 (honors 276-280).
Students will take notes as Benson explains various types of igneous rocks. Read 70-74 (honors pages 55-58).
Students will do a lab to determine the density of different types of igneous rocks.
Question of the week
If plutonic formations form beneath the surface, why can they be found standing above the surface today?
Click on the links below to see many resources related to this unit.
|Benson and Daughter Climb Devils Tower (photo album)|
|Igneous Rocks Pictures|