This unit aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"Earth Sciences Standard 3. Earth is composed of land, air, and water. As a basis for understanding this concept:
3c. Students know how to identify resources from Earth that are used in everyday life and understand that many resources can be conserved."
This unit folder includes three comprehensive PowerPoint lessons with corresponding student worksheets or "scaffolding notes"; two review programs with color PDF worksheets; lab investigations; assessments (PDF and Word); a "webquest" activity where students review the unit using resources from the Internet - and other activities.
PowerPoint lessons contain slide sorter notes for the instructor - and has at least two links to short videos in each lesson to further student understanding of the material. Each PowerPoint also contains a link at or near the last slide to a 20-question Kahoot.it interactive quiz/review of each lesson.
Terms in this unit include:
minerals, hardness, luster, specific gravity, streak, cleavage, fracture, crystals, quartz, silicon, oxygen, silicates, precipitate, magma, peridot, rose quartz, amethyst, gems, mineral formation, precious minerals, semi-precious minerals, Cullinan Diamond, carat, British Crown Jewels, Hope Diamond, diamond formation, rubies, sapphires, mining, ore, bauxite, vein minerals, gold, sphalerite, titanium, alloys
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