Minerals Lesson

Minerals Lesson
Minerals Lesson
Minerals Lesson
Minerals Lesson
Minerals Lesson
Minerals Lesson
Minerals Lesson
Minerals Lesson
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This is an 800+ slide interactive PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built in quizzes, built-in lab activity, mineral flashcards, homework sheet, minerals blank template sheet for collecting mineral properties, lesson notes, answer keys, additional 140 slide PowerPoint review game, links, and much more. A week + of learning. This is a must have for any Earth Science Class.

Note-Please don't purchase my mineral flashcards or Minerals PowerPoint Review game as they are a part of this post.

This PowerPoint begins describing the differences between rocks and minerals with a description of crystals. Students put their new found knowledge to work with a visual quiz that has them make hand signals to represent a rock or mineral or neither. This is kind of a play on rock paper scissors. Student need to make the correct symbol for each slide 1-10 and bonus. Uses of minerals are described with visuals in a step by step approach. The six types of crystals are shown and many animated slides are used. Students then need to demonstrate understanding by answering a series of challenge questions. Some actual minerals are added into the questioning. A cd 50/50 challenge game has students demonstrate answers with an old cd. Questions are presented and students must answer with the correct side of the cd. Directions are included and the students really enjoy this game. The two types of minerals are addressed (silicate vs. non silicate) and characteristics addressed. Flash cards are then provided and feel free to use your own mineral kits. The minerals on the flashcards are described below. Some slides help get the kids ready for a built-in quiz. The 1-20 quiz pulls images and text from the flashcards with some real images of the minerals. Answers are provided. Physical properties of minerals are then addressed in a step by step approach. A spreadsheet is provided for a lab and link to the lab. Students investigate Luster, Streak, hardness, cleavage and fracture, smell, specific gravity, solubility in water, and melting of ice. Built in directions and visuals make this a very easy lab to conduct. Please see the list of minerals suggested below. A final quiz is a great review of the entire lesson. A 140 PowerPoint review game and provided template helps review the entire lesson again. This is a stunning PowerPoint full of many activities that involve the students throughout.

Student use provided flashcards to help them study for a built-in quiz. Directions for the flashcards are provided. I spend some class time showing the students how master a few minerals and then how to add a new one to the group and continue the process.

Minerals that are on the Mineral Quiz
Gypsum, Quartz, Sulfur, Hematite, Graphite, Muscovite (Mica), Fluorite, Pyrite, Feldspar, Halite, Amphibole, Talc, Topaz, Apatite, Corundum, Galena, Pyroxene, Olivine, Calcite, Halite, Copper

This PowerPoint also has several built-in activities that have students look at slides before the quiz and identify the portions of the flashcards that are incorrect. The correct sequence is then provided on the next slide. Several activity slides have the teacher minimize out of the slideshow and the students then go up to the board and pretend to drag (teacher controls from their computer) to the correct position. Much more is included.

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Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (35,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Geology Topics Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 3700+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 17 page bundled homework / assessment, 10 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 18 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides with Answers), 13 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation., materials list, unit guide, advice sheet, classroom license, and much more.

Areas of Focus within The Geology Topics Unit:
Plate Tectonics, Evidence for Plate Tectonics, Pangea, Energy Waves, Layers of the Earth, Heat Transfer, Types of Crust, Plate Boundaries, Hot Spots, Volcanoes, Positives and Negatives of Volcanoes, Types of Volcanoes, Parts of a Volcano, Magma, Types of Lava, Viscosity, Earthquakes, Faults, Folds, Seismograph, Richter Scale, Seismograph,
Tsunami's, Rocks, Minerals, Crystals, Uses of Minerals, Types of Crystals, Physical Properties of Minerals, Rock Cycle, Common Igneous Rocks, Common Sedimentary Rocks, Common Metamorphic Rocks.

This Unit is a digital download, but requires that you email me at ryemurf@gmail.com after checkout so I can send it to you through another company because it is too large for the TpT uploader. I use another company called PayLoadz.com which can send large files. TpT only sends me your user name on a digital download good so you will need to contact me with your email address so I can send it to you digitally. The cost of this larger unit is $9.99 The unit takes between 40-60 minutes to download once I have sent it to you but this unit is well worth the wait. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a hard good on TpT and this is mailed on an 8GB USB drive ($20 Value) free shipping. This includes all 20 units (35,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 Powerpoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of Lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license. This is everything you need to run an incredible four year science curriculum on one USB drive. $99.00

If you have any questions or would like to sample a unit for quality please email me and I will gladly assist you any way I can. Thank you for your time and interest in this PowerPoint.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

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Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
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Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

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Science from LLC

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