Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding What Makes Igneous Rocks? - Section 4: Analyzing The Volcano Diagram


What I appreciated about this task is the fun the students had drawing the volcano and coloring the volcano according to their preference. They were deeply engaged and the learning about igneous rocks seemed seamless. In labeling the volcano I was helping them analyze it in a fun way.

I didn't hear any complaints. This task offered them a good opportunity to create an approximation of a diagram and in return learn the process of how igneous rocks are formed.

There are many diagrams for students to experience and the more they experience, the more efficient they will become in using them and in understanding their place within informational text.

I have a couple of struggling readers and to give them the opportunity to draw and color was very helpful in their understanding of how igneous rocks form.

I will continue to use these types of methods in my classroom.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Volcano Diagram
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What Makes Igneous Rocks?

Unit 3: All About Rocks: Learning Science Through Informational Text
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions to understand key details about an informational text.

Big Idea: Igneous rocks can take the heat!

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