Believe it or not, many of the rocks/minerals you are learning about in class are used in your very own house. Some are used cosmetically, while others are used for structural purposes. For this assignment, students will explain how they will rebuild either the kitchen or bathroom using the rocks and minerals they learned about in class. This assignment is a nice way for students to relate rocks and minerals to everyday life and also practice good writing skills. The download will include a thorough description of the assignment and a complete rubric for grading. This assignment is very adaptable for higher levels as well. For example, instead of having this as a writing assignment, you could easily alter this as a project.