Ch 24: Physical Science - Igneous Rocks: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Igneous Rocks chapter of this High School Physical Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about these rocks formed from cooled lava. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essential igneous rocks concepts required in a typical high school physical science course.

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  • Struggle with understanding magma, classification of igneous rocks, Bowen's reaction series or any other igneous rocks topic
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Learning objectives

  • Define magma and explore its origins
  • Learn about the temperature of magma
  • Distinguish between volcanic and plutonic rocks
  • Study Bowen's reaction series
  • Classify igneous rocks according to composition and texture
  • Discover where igneous rock forms

5 Lessons in Chapter 24: Physical Science - Igneous Rocks: Tutoring Solution
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Magma: Definition & Formation

1. Magma: Definition & Formation

Magma is molten rock found below the earth's surface. The temperature at which a rock melts is affected by its composition, pressure and water. Learn how magma forms and how it either feeds volcanoes or cools and crystallizes into igneous rock.

Volcanic vs Plutonic Igneous Rocks: Definition and Differences

2. Volcanic vs Plutonic Igneous Rocks: Definition and Differences

Volcanic and plutonic rocks are types of igneous rock. Volcanic rocks form when lava cools and solidifies on Earth, and plutonic rocks form when magma cools and solidifies below Earth. Learn about different characteristics of these igneous rocks.

Bowen's Reaction Series: Crystallization Process & Magmatic Differentiation

3. Bowen's Reaction Series: Crystallization Process & Magmatic Differentiation

Bowen's reaction series and magmatic differentiation are two ways of explaining how igneous rocks form. Learn about the continuous and discontinuous series of the Bowen's reaction series and how magmatic differentiation works in this video lesson.

Classification of Igneous Rocks: Textures and Composition

4. Classification of Igneous Rocks: Textures and Composition

Igneous rocks can be classified by their texture and composition. Learn how texture is influenced by the cooling rate of magma and how different mineral compositions lead to different igneous rock classifications in this video lesson.

Locating Igneous Rocks: The Relationship Between Igneous Rocks & Tectonic Plates

5. Locating Igneous Rocks: The Relationship Between Igneous Rocks & Tectonic Plates

Igneous rock can form where tectonic plates diverge or converge. Learn how the movement of tectonic plates can create the right conditions of the solidification of magma and the formation of igneous rocks.

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