Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)

Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
Properties of Minerals Unit (Five Lessons, Powerpoint & Printables)
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This five lesson bundled unit will fill your classroom with all the information you want your students to know about the properties of minerals. It includes 5 individual lessons with the lesson plans included in 5-E format. It also includes a 65+ slide animated power point with excellent animations. Your students will love the visuals and animations in this power point! There are also 25 printable student pages that include activities, worksheets, diagrams, interactive notebook foldables, a mineral research project an end-of-unit assessment plus answer keys for every applicable printable page.

Lesson 1: Addresses the questions "What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?" and “what is the difference between a geologist and a mineralogist?” The lesson addresses the major differences between rocks and minerals as well as how each are formed. It also introduces the terms mineralogy and geology.
Lesson 1 also includes:
- 17 animated power point slides
- 5-E style lesson plan
- Student learning map / note taker
- T-Chart organizer for interactive notebooks
- Mineralogy and Geology: student worksheet
- Rocks vs. Minerals: student worksheet

Lesson 2: The guiding question of this lesson is "How can you identify minerals based on the physical properties of color, streak and hardness?" This lesson goes in depth into the properties of color, streak and hardness. Students will understand why minerals produce a colored powder when dragged across a streak plate and how their streak colors are a more reliable identifier than a mineral’s color. The lesson also introduces Friedrich Mohs to the class and goes in depth into how a mineral’s hardness can be tested.
Lesson 2 also includes:
- 17 animated power point slides
- 5-E style lesson plan
- Student learning map / note taker
- Prioritize and Support: critical thinking activity
- Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness: classifying activity
- Mineral Hardness: interactive notebook handout
- Streak Color in Minerals: student worksheet

Lesson 3: This lesson focuses on the mineral properties of luster and transparency. Students will understand that there are two major types of luster: metallic and non-metallic. The lesson also goes into depth about the subtypes of non-metallic luster. Transparency, translucence and opaque minerals will also be addressed in this lesson with high quality visuals and a collaborative activity.
Lesson 3 also includes:
- 12 animated power point slides
- 5-E style lesson plan
- Student learning map / note taker
- Interactive Notebook: Metallic and Non-metallic Luster
- Interactive Notebook Foldable: Non-metallic luster subtypes
- Animal life cycles graphic organizer
- Transparent-Translucent-Opaque Three Column-Chart: student classroom activity
- Luster: student worksheet

Lesson 4: This lesson focuses on answering the question “How can you identify minerals based on the physical properties of cleavage and fracture?” Students will understand cleavage and fracture and the difference between the two.
Lesson 4 also includes:
- 20 animated power point slides (10 slide review quiz)
- 5-E style lesson plan
- Student learning map / note taker
- Interactive Notebook Foldable: cleavage vs. fracture
- Cleavage and Fracture Handout: diagramming cleavage in multiple directions
- Cleavage and Fracture: student worksheet
- Quiz review: student page

Lesson 5: Students will gain an understanding of mineral properties by conducting research on a certain mineral and its properties.
Lesson 5 also includes:
- 4 optional powerpoint slides via a navigation page.
- 5-E style lesson plan
- Mineral Research Project: student page
- Mineral List
- End of unit assessment

I know you and your students will love this unit! This should fill about a week and a half to two weeks for an averaged length science period. No materials necessary, although there are several optional activities that your classroom may benefit from having several mineral samples, streak plates and a flashlight. Enjoy!

-MrJacksbackpack
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103 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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