Bowen's Reaction Series: Crystallization Process & Magmatic Differentiation


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Which of the terms below is used to describe rocks made from the cooling and solidifying of magma?

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1. What is the order of minerals formed in the discontinuous series of Bowen's Reaction Series as the temperature drops?

2. Which of the following minerals in the continuous series of Bowen's Reaction Series forms at the highest temperature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will help ensure that you understand the process by which igneous rocks form and take on different structures, as well as the definitions of relevant vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your ability to:

  • Describe igneous rocks
  • Understand how Bowen's Reaction Series explains different igneous rock formations
  • Define magmatic differentiation
  • Understand the process of magmatic differentiation

Skills Practiced

You can work on the following skills while using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about igneous rocks from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define main phrases such as igneous rocks and magmatic differentiation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've learned about minerals formed during Bowen's Reaction Series

Additional Learning

To learn more about how igneous rocks are formed, review the related lesson on Formation of Igneous Rocks. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the two parts of Bowen's Reaction Series
  • Memorize different minerals that can be formed during Bowen's Reaction Series
  • Define magmatic differentiation
  • Understand how magmatic differentiation changes the formation of igneous rocks