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TeachEngineering: Skeletal System

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in the TeachEngineering: Skeletal System unit module are designed for honors anatomy and physiology classes. Young biomedical researchers are challenged to consider the case of a grandmother who fell and fractured her...
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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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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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Conserving Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.
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Natural Resources Matter

For Students 4th - 7th
This natural resources worksheet includes discussion activities about natural resources, 2 word searches, and a list of related books and videos.
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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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Mineral Matters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work in a team to use the ProScope Digital USB Microscope and a computer to collect microscopic images from a variety of mineral specimens. They compare specimens and determine how they are alike and different by comparing their...
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What is a Mineral?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Beginning with the characteristics that define a mineral, proceeding through the properties of minerals, and concluding with an overview of rocks and the rock cycle, this PowerPoint makes a terrific introduction to your geology unit....
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Minerals of the Earth

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Unearth this gem of a resource to use in your geology unit! With colorful images, bullet-point text, and links to related videos, it deals with the characteristics, properties, and identification of minerals. There are also slides...
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Mineral Madness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Science does not need to be as hard as a rock. Pupils test 10 different minerals to determine their properties. The learners observe luster, streak, hardness, and fluorescence for each specimen. Afterwards, they compare and contrast the...
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For Teachers 4th - 8th
A must-have for your geology library of resources, this PowerPoint walks viewers through the characteristics of minerals and each test used to help identify them. As you present this collection of slides, stop to demonstrate each quality...
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Rocks and Minerals in Our Lives

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...
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Mineral Identification

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What's the difference between a rock and a mineral? And what properties are used to identify minerals? The first installment of a five-part series on earth materials and processes prompts young scientists to identify a set of...
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A Burst of Light: Mineral Use in Fireworks

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the role of minerals in industries. They use minerals that are found in the grocery store to complete flame tests. They complete an experiment using fireworks.
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Mineral Identification: Mineral Scratch Test

For Students 9th - 12th
How can mineralogists tell a diamond in the rough from a chunk of table salt? Science scholars find out through an interactive that demonstrates the characteristics of minerals used for identification purposes. Topics include hardness,...
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Minerals and Ores

For Students 9th - 12th
Here's a video that will leave them wanting m"ore"! Part three of the seven-part series involving rocks and the rock cycle illustrates the relationship between minerals and ores. Young geologists get a look at how valuable metals are...
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Mighty Minerals

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify the characteristics of minerals. They complete proper identification tests and record the data in an organized fashion. They list important uses for minerals as well.
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Exploring Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Investigate the properties of rocks and minerals through a rockin' hands-on activity. Learners test rocks for various properties and, using a guide, attempt to identify different samples. They use various properties including hardness,...
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Identifying Minerals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A teacher is videotaped while lecturing to his class regarding properties of minerals. He explains that the things geologists look for when identifying minerals is the color of the mineral itself, the "streak" color a mineral makes when...
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Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Kick off your science lesson with this PowerPoint about minerals, rocks, and fossils. This presentation clearly defines key vocabulary, including: luster, sediments, erosion, and more! This is an eye-catching slideshow that students...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Review the difference between rocks and minerals using this resource. Learners identify and investigate the physical properties of these objects. They create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast types of rocks. This is a motivating way...
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Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to the important topic of renewable, and non-renewable, resources. They are expected to be able to correctly categorize different types of resources as renewable or non-renewable. Another emphasis of this...
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Our Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd
Your class will learn about natural resources and man-made items and differentiate between them. They chart resources from seven pictures and explain how each natural resource is used.
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Study Jams! Minerals

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
All that glitters is not gold! In this nine-slide show, your mineralogists gain insight on the formation and properties of the building blocks of rocks. Beautiful and sparkling photographs make the presentation pleasing to the eye, and...

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