Students research 1 of the 21 minerals given in the New York State Earth Science Reference Tables.
On one side of the assignment has a do now activity reviewing the definitions of mineral properties and the directions for how to complete their mineral profile. I have students use both their Earth Science Reference Table and Web Resources to complete their assignment. (Laptops/computer are needed!)
On the other side of the assignment is the blank template students must fill in with their research findings.
I have also included an Example Profile that I created to show my own students what I expected.
This file is 42 pages (21 minerals). So that you can easily print the file and distribute the minerals randomly (or purposefully) to your students.