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Formation of igneous rocks fact sheet

Year Level(s) Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Geology / Mineral Formation Rocks & Minerals
Resource Type Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines how and where igneous rocks are formed and includes a diagram showing where different types of igneous rocks are formed around a volcano.

Educational value statement

  • Defines what igneous rocks are
  • Explains how igneous rocks are formed
  • Outlines why different crystalline shapes are formed
  • Diagram showing where on a volcano different types of igneous rocks are formed
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF File


Key learning objectives

  • Students can understand that igneous rocks are formed from magma and lava
  • Students can understand the effect of cooling rate on the crystalline structure of igneous rocks
  • Students can hypothesise where an igneous rock was formed based on its crystalline structure.



  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences

Australian Curriculum content statements

Science:  (ACSSU153)

OR Formation Of Igneous Rocks

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