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This package contains a Microsoft publisher notes page, which should be filled in as you go through the PowerPoint, which is also provided. After you have gone over the notes, show students the mineral identification paper on the Smart notebook program, then move on to the mineral groups sort. The key to the mineral groups sort is included on the last page of the Smart notebook program.
The mineral identification chart is from the Earth Science Reference Table, page 16, which can be downloaded online to print out and give to your students.
The Smart notebook can be used a class review game. I divide my students into 2 teams and time them during the sort to see who can sort the minerals the fastest.