Use this Mineral Bundle Mini Unit to teach all the basics of minerals! Topics covered include:
What are minerals?
How do minerals form? What is a mineral made of?
Minerals vs. Non-minerals
Gems are minerals
Types of minerals
What are the properties of minerals and how can we use them to identify unknown minerals? (color, streak, hardness, density, cleavage vs. fracture, luster, and special properties like magnetism and chemical reaction)
This product includes:
Mineral PowerPoint and Student Interactive Notes
Geode Foldable (to accompany cracking open geodes for student exploration)
Mineral Rap Song Note Outline with word bank-key included!
Mystery Mineral Identification Challenge(for student application of mineral properties in a station lab setting) Key included!
Mineral Vocabulary List with definitions for student reference
Mineral Vocabulary Word Expert Assignment(PDF and Google Shared Link versions)
Eat Your Minerals Placemat Activity(mineral uses and connection to real life project)
Get the Iron Out of Your Cereal Lab(student instructions, materials, and questions-again for student connection to minerals in everyday life)
The students really enjoy these mineral activities and labs!
This is part of a larger bundle for Minerals, Rocks and Soil so if you need all three, please check out my store! Thanks!