Mineral Identification LAB: LUSTER (Full of COLORFUL Applications)

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Come experience one of the bedrock lessons in earth science and geology: mineral identification. This particular lesson pinpoints the specific content of luster and mineral light reflection. This is a dynamic activity that differentiates between both metallic and non-metallic lusters and specific mineral uses in everyday life based on their luster and other important mineral properties. This lab parallels very well with other traditional mineral labs and can be used as a replacement or reinforcement.

Present here is a very thorough and comprehensive delivery of mineral content covering metallic lusters and non-metallic lusters such as: dull, glassy, adamantine, earthy, greasy, silky, oily, resinous, and pearly. Specific minerals addressed are: gold, galena, silver, magnetite, graphite, hematite, cobalt, pyrite, titanium, fluorite, corundum, olivine, sulfur, feldspar, quartz, talc, mica, and calcite. Teachers are also given pedagogical independence in that they can dictate how much information to present to a student (students) using a teacher's choice method provided on the blank template.

This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.

A guaranteed hit all around!

A great addition to your geology teaching library.

Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.

Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.

This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.

Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.

Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.

Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.

Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.

Answer key provided.

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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*

Sincerely,

Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”

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90 Minutes

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Mineral Identification LAB: LUSTER (Full of COLORFUL Appli
Mineral Identification LAB: LUSTER (Full of COLORFUL Appli
Mineral Identification LAB: LUSTER (Full of COLORFUL Appli
Mineral Identification LAB: LUSTER (Full of COLORFUL Appli
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