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Teaching minerals to middle schoolers? This bundle is your life saver! This bundle contains 4 PPTs, all with student note sheets, review sheets, activities, task cards, identification lab, a one of a kind Mohs Hardness Scale puzzle (that your students will LOVE- and you will, too), sorting cards, posters, and more! All answer keys included.Please visit each product listed below and take a look at their previews to get a complete picture of this bundle. Your students will actually enjoy learning about minerals! Who knew?!

What is a Mineral? PPT Introduction
This introduction begins with students looking over a list of things, and making an educated guess as to which they believe are minerals.
Students then enjoy a 20 slide PPT, with pictures, that goes over each part of the definition of a mineral. Students take notes on provided note sheet.
Students then complete Frayer Model cards (please see preview for this). Students can use their notes, or ask you to go back through PPT to understand each part of the definition. Once these are complete, students go back to their check list introduction to review which items are in fact minerals, which are not, and WHY.

Crystal Structure of Minerals PPT and Student Note Sheet
Minerals! Teaching minerals to middle school students?! This is a fantastic introduction to the formation and shapes of crystalline structure found in minerals. The 23 slide PPT covers how crystals are formed, why you can see or not see the crystal structure, why smaller or larger crystals are formed and the 6 types of crystals structure. Student note sheet included

Minerals and Crystals Review Sheet and Quiz
This review and quiz was designed to follow up my introduction to minerals product and my crystal structure ppt and student notes. Includes a one page review with answer key and quiz with answer key. Quiz includes 10 multiple choice, 3 fill in the blank and one extra credit.

Introducing Mineral Characteristics
This lesson was designed to introduce how to identify minerals. Students begin by brainstorming different ways to categorize mineral characteristics and then move on to sorting physical charactertics and categories. Answer key and lesson plan included.

Mineral Testing: PPT and Student Notes
This is an excellent introduction to testing minerals. This 13 slide PPT is jam packed with definitions, examples, and pictures that cover the different mineral tests. Mineral tests included: color, hardness, streak, luster, cleavage, fracture, special properties, and specific gravity. 3 pages of coordinated student notes included, both with blanks and a filled in version.

The following terms are discussed in the PPT: mineral, color, Mohs Hardness Scale, relative hardness, streak, unglazed porcelain plate, luster, metallic, nonmetallic, submetallic, vitreous/glass, resinous, pearly, greasy/oily, silky, dull, earthy, cleavage, fracture, magnetic, acid test, specific gravity, and density of water.

Mineral Uses: PPT and Student Notes
This product was designed for use in a middle school classroom. Packed with information, pictures, and all the details needed to keep your middle school science class engaged, this PPT is sure to be a class pleaser.Two pages of coordinated student fill-in-the-blank notes are included, with the filled-in versions as well.

Information on the following is included: gemstones: quartz/ amethyst/ citrine, corundum/ rubies/ sapphires, beryl/ aquamarine/ emerald, diamonds, topaz, and turquoise; talc/ powder, quartz/ clocks, halite/ rock salt, graphite/ pencil lead, galena/ lead ore, magnatite/ hematite/ limonite/ iron ore, gypsum/ alabaster/ drywall/ ornaments.

Mineral Task Cards
Teaching minerals to middle schoolers? You NEED these! These 24 task cards (with student answer sheet and teacher answer key) are the perfect follow up to my other mineral products. These cards cover the definition of what a mineral is (and isn't), crystal structure, mineral testing, and mineral uses. Your students will LOVE this awesome challenge!

Mineral Identification Lab
Here I've combined data from 27 popular minerals into a table to help your students in identifying common minerals. Two pages (for 20 minerals) of blank information tables are included for your students to record information from mineral tests. Students then use their information and the provided data tables to try and identify minerals.

**Minerals and test materials NOT included. You should have on hand: at least 10 minerals, unglazed porcelain plates, copper pennies, iron nail, glass plate, HCl (not completely necessary), paperclips (to test for magnetism; not completely necessary).

Minerals included in data table: galena, graphite, magnetite, pyrite, bauxite, biotite, corundum, hematite, limonite, olivine, garnet, sphalerite, amethyst, calcite, fluorite, gypsum, halite, muscovite mica, talc, dolomite, orthoclase feldspar, plagioclase feldspar, quartz, rose quartz, milky quartz, sulfur, sodalite.

Mohs Hardness Scale
Stop and take a look at Mohs Hardness Scale with this classwork or homework assignment. Students will better understand how Mohs Hardness Scale was made and is used by completing a puzzle (which they will enjoy doing). Students are given a list of 10 statements comparing peoples' heights. They use those statements to make a list of heights, shortest to tallest. They then use that list to answer questions about other people and how tall they are in comparison. A follow-up handout is then given to practice using Mohs Hardness Scale. Answer keys included. Grades 7-10.

Mineral Posters
Set of 11 mineral posters based on characteristics of minerals. Great for mineral testing stations or as a colorful bulletin board. Posters describe: color, hardness, Mohs hardness scale, streak, luster, metallic luster, nonmetallic luster, cleavage and fracture, special properties, and mineral collecting. All posters are shown in preview. Posters are 8 1/2 x 11.

Mineral Word Web Activity (Sorting Cards)
After mineral testing, use this activity for review. This resource includes 28 cards, each with a word, phrase, or picture. Each student takes a card. Students arrange themselves in a web. Rather than drawing a word web, make one! Option 2: print multiple sets and have students work in groups to categorize the cards. 28 cards and directions included. Enjoy!

**This bundle now includes an EDITABLE TEST with answer key.**

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