What is Lava? - Definition, Types & Temperature


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Which of the following types of lava is rich in silica content?

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1. Which of the following types of lava has the lowest silica content?

2. Which types of lava are rich in iron and magnesium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We're all familiar with lava as that hot, red stuff that shoots out of volcanoes, but you may not be that familiar with some of the more specific facts about it. Some of these facts can be found in this quiz and worksheet. The quiz contains questions on points such as the different types of lava and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Different types of lava
  • Characteristics of lava types
  • Comparison of lava to water

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the definition, characteristics, and different types of lava
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure that you understand each type of lava and can differentiate one type from the others
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of lava to identify some of the different lava types and their characteristics

Additional Learning

You can find all this information and more in the attached lesson called What is Lava? - Definition, Types, & Temperature. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of lava
  • Classifications according to chemistry
  • Classifications according to flow
  • Important characteristics of lava