Intrusive Rocks: Definition & Examples


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What is the term for rocks formed from crystallizing magma under the earth's surface?

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1. What is the best way to distinguish an intrusive igneous rock?

2. In addition to interlocking, what is a common textural term for intrusive rocks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Intrusive rocks are a type of igneous rock. Use this worksheet and quiz to test your understanding of the formation, characteristics, and some common uses of intrusive igneous rocks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name the term for rocks that are formed from crystallizing magma under the surface of the earth
  • List textural terms for intrusive rocks
  • Identify characteristics of granite
  • State how intrusive igneous rocks can be easily identified
  • Understand how intrusive rocks are brought to the earth's surface

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of intrusive rocks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the natural processes that bring intrusive rocks to the surface

Additional Learning

The lesson, Intrusive Rocks: Definition & Examples, will provide you with extra details on this topic. You'll study objectives, like:

  • State process of how igneous rocks are formed
  • Differentiate between extrusive and intrusive igneous rocks
  • Describe the process of how an intrusive rock is formed
  • Identify an intrusive rock commonly used in kitchens