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242 resources with the keyterm minerals

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Show Me the Halite!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Introduce middle school mineralologists to halite. The opening of the lesson involves a video and worksheet to which there are no links. However, you can replace the video with any informational clip that you can find online about halite...
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Jeopardy 8th Grade (Science)

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There are so many topics touched upon in this Jeopardy-style science game, that it is difficult to classify! The categories include electricity, matter, ecology, earth and space, and scientific investigation. This would best be used at...
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The Color of Soil

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to the Munsell System of Color Notation that is used for direct comparison of soils anywhere in the world. They become familiar with hue, value and chroma notations, identify colors that act as clues to the...
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Physical Properties of Minerals

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students study minerals and their physical properties.  In this mineral lesson students use technology to investigate minerals and their properties. 
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Mystery Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners review the properties of rocks and minerals. In this geology lesson, students distinguish between rocks and minerals. Learners also classify the rocks as igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary.
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Crayon Rock Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners view rock samples and model the formation of rocks with crayons. In this rock cycle lesson, students view and describe the three types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They model the formation of these rocks by...
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Crystals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate patterns in solids, the structures of crystals and rocks made up of minerals. In this crystals lesson plan, students review solids, make patterns with Styrofoam balls, make crystals in the lab and observe their...
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Mineral Identification Lab

For Students 6th - 8th
For this mineral worksheet, students conduct mineral tests on unknown minerals and use the identification chart to determine which mineral they have tested. They test 5 unknown minerals and write the results of their tests in a chart.
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Minerals in Your Home

For Students 6th - 8th
In this minerals activity, students use a website to find the minerals used to make specific items found in homes. They pick one item in a bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen and complete a chart with the minerals found in each item.
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Different Minerals

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this minerals worksheet, young scholars read about the relationship between elements, rocks and minerals. They experiment using 6 different colored gumdrops to represent 6 common elements. Students construct gumdrop and toothpick...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars bring rocks and minerals from home to investigate in the classroom. In this rocks and minerals lesson plan, students observe all the rocks and minerals brought into the class and answer 7 questions about the features of...
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Minerals and Rock Cycle Review

For Students 8th - 10th
In this minerals and rocks worksheet, learners answer questions about the chemistry of minerals, scratch tests, rocks and the rock cycle, and erosion and deposition.
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Soil

For Students 6th - 9th
In this soil worksheet, students read about soil and the attributes that determine how soil is formed. They then answer the 11 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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Minerals Commonly Found in the Home

For Students 6th - 8th
In this mineral activity, students collect 5 common household items that contain minerals and analyze them. After filling in a data table, students complete 3 short answer conclusion questions.
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Mineral Mixtures

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students use basic scientific concepts to complete the series of puzzles that are intended to increase science literacy for classifying types of rocks and minerals.
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Dark Colored Minerals

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this earth science worksheet, students examine the intricate details and the color of the streaks for identifying the different types of minerals.
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Minerals of The Earth's Crust

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science activity, students find the vocabulary words related to minerals by unscrambling the letters. They also complete other word puzzles.
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Pet Rocks

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a variety of activities related to the physical characteristics of minerals. They classify and group candy, classify rocks and complete a Pet River Rock worksheet. Students try to guess which rock goes with each...
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Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify and describe rocks that contain records of the earth's history and explain how they were formed. They formulate questions about and identify needs and problems related to objects and events in the environment, and...
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How Much Is Too Much? How Little Is Too Little?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students perform a series of experiments which show that plants require nutrients in certain quantities. They also cooperatively read materials on the nutrient requirements of plants, fertilizers, composting, and soil management, and...
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the rock cycle. They use bubble gum and "Pop Rocks" to model Sedimentary, Igneous, and Metamorphic rocks. Students observe categories of rocks at rock stations. They write about their experience of creating a rock cycle.
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Mystery Minerals

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students minerals and how they form. They investigate the classification of minerals according to physical properties. Students watch a video about mineral characteristics. In groups, students participate in hands-on activities and...
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Minerals and the Products of Mining

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students plot where minerals come from and have an awareness of how mineral use makes the world interdependent. They examine how to identify some sort of mineral products they use each day.
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Minerals Make Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine that all rocks are made from one or more minerals (or plant material, as in the case of coal). They make mock rocks and discuss the difference between a rock and a mineral.