This pdf file includes the following activities to help your students learn what minerals are and their properties:
Amazing Minerals Minibook:
This book includes REAL pictures of minerals. Print two sided and fold in half. Students can read independently, with partners, in small groups or during whole class instruction. After reading, students can complete a quick quiz and fun word search located on the back of the book.
Vocabulary in the minibook: solids, inorganic, properties, Mineral Identification Key
Properties: color, luster, hardness, streak, texture
What is a Mineral Foldable:
Students will identify what makes a mineral by filling in the blanks on the foldable and coloring the examples.
Mineral Vocabulary Foldable:
Students will complete a vocabulary foldable for their science journal using the vocabulary from the mini-book. A blank one is also included so you can modify the vocabulary for your class.
Answers included for all activities.
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