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242 resources with the keyterm minerals

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Rocks and weathered rocks

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students connect rock and mineral formation with the changes rocks and minerals undergo at the earth's surface. They observe changes produced by weathering and relating these observations to chemical processes such as oxidation,...
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Rockin? Chalk (Integrating science - make own chalk)

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students use plaster of Paris, talc, and cornstarch to create their own chalk. They hypothesize what mixture of ingredients produce the "best" chalk. Students discuss what they think are the characteristics of the "best" chalk.
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Vitamin C and Protein Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars analyze various beverages to determine vitamin C content. Students research diseases resulting from vitamin C deficiencies and identify countries most affected.
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Rocks & More

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a unit on rocks and minerals. They explore various websites, identify the types of rocks, complete a crossword puzzle, conduct a mineral streak test, demonstrate how water breaks up rock, and create a commemorative...
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Rock Hounds

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners receive a basis for understanding the three main classifications of rock: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. They engage in a hands-on activity designed to give them an appreciation for rocks and minerals.
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What Makes Bones Strong?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the function of bone, muscle, and skin. Pasta and rubber bands are used to model how minerals and collagen contribute to bone strength. The effects of the reduction of these substances are explored in chicken bones.
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Let's Take a Rock Apart!

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine a crushed rock and sort the minerals they find in that rock by color and other properties.
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Minerals of the Earth

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students learn and practice identifying Earth's minerals and their properties. Working in small groups, they evaluate minerals. This is a well-described lesson, which students enjoy.
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Understanding Food - Nutrition - Part 1/2

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Natalie explains what exactly nutrients are. Here in part one she discusses building blocks such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and water. Each is thoroughly explained in a simple, but scientific way. Use in a biology or nutrition...
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McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Fun Nutrition Facts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Natalie compares common food choices such as a soft drink instead of an apple, or Gatorade instead of a banana. Calorie count is juxtaposed against nutrients found in various fruits and junk food. Great visuals are provided for your...
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Keying Rocks

For Teachers 5th
Young geologists learn how to use an identification key in order to classify rocks. The key is designed to help them classify rocks into three types: ignesous, metamorphic, and sediimentary. After an initial teacher-led demonstration,...
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Exploring Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
I love this geology lesson plan. Third and fourth graders look at the connections, and the differences, between rocks and minerals. Learners are charged with identifying specific rocks and minerals, learning how to properly use...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
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Moh's Hardness Test

For Teachers 4th
Young geologists utilize Moh's hardness scale to help them correctly sort and classify different types of rocks. This lesson plan has everything you need, including an excellent example of the Mohs' Hardness Test, to successfully...
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The Politics of Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Combine politics with science as the class discovers the intricacies of studying rocks and minerals.
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Fortified Breakfast

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students reverse engineer a cereal. In this dietary lesson students identify the minerals that the human body needs to function. Students examine how foods are fortified by food engineers. Students find the amount of iron in a cereal by...
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An Eye For Rocks

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this rocks and minerals worksheet, students define a rock and three ways in which rocks are formed. Then they describe each of these three ways in great detail. Students also describe what the process is by which rocks decompose when...
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Minerals - The Building Blocks of Rocks

For Teachers K
Students examine how rocks are composed of different minerals. They analyze rock samples, then examine cookies, sorting out the simulated mineral ingredients from the cookies and identifying the mineral ingredients.
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Pyrites

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the mineral pyrite and discover the differences between it and gold.  In this mineral lesson students identify minerals using their common properties.
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Alkaline-Earth Metals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the importance of alkaline earth metals.  In this metals lesson students research the minerals that are essential for human health. 
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Mineral Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers conduct research. For this minerals lesson, students complete a variety of hands-on activities and internet research to gain knowledge about minerals. They work in small groups and then independently to prepare a...
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Classifying Rocks

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders classify rocks. In this rocks and minerals lesson, 3rd graders observe, make inferences and conclusions about rocks, minerals, soil and fossils.
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Strong Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research and create a poster about a gemstone. In this mineral properties lesson plan, students view a video about diamonds. They discuss the properties of minerals and choose a gemstone to research and create a poster.
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What are Rocks and Minerals?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the properties of rocks. In this rocks and minerals lesson, students use the Internet to learn about the properties of rocks and minerals. Students conduct a test to determine whether various samples of rock are limestone.