Magma: Definition & Formation


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What makes magma different from lava?

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1. Identify the correct statement about magma.

2. Which of these statements is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of details about magma. To pass the quiz, you will need to know specific details such as temperatures and the location of magma as discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Primary difference between magma and lava
  • Characteristics of magma
  • Calculating the temperature of the mantle at a specific depth using the geothermal gradient
  • Factor(s) that affect the temperature at which rock melts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related earth science lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast lava and magma
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens after magma forms

Additional Learning

To learn more about this substance, review the accompanying lesson called Magma: Definition, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define magma
  • Compare magma and lava
  • Describe how magma is formed
  • Discuss materials found in magma and temperatures needed to produce it
  • Identify the location of magma formation
  • Provide details about the melting of rock
  • Indicate what happens to magma once it has formed