Rocks & Minerals: 10 Critical Thinking Activities

Rocks & Minerals:  10 Critical Thinking Activities
Rocks & Minerals:  10 Critical Thinking Activities
Rocks & Minerals:  10 Critical Thinking Activities
Rocks & Minerals:  10 Critical Thinking Activities
Rocks & Minerals:  10 Critical Thinking Activities
Rocks & Minerals:  10 Critical Thinking Activities
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10 activities ask students to think critically as they answer the questions and complete the activities.

Activities include:

  1. You heard a new volcano has just erupted where you are planning your vacation. Do you continue on your trip?
  2. Two diamond are for sale in a store, one has a flaw. Which would you choose?
  3. Your new city location is in an earthquake zone, what do you do?
  4. Would you buy a synthetic diamond versus a real one?
  5. What are your feelings on the strip mining, knowing it removes all dirt on the earth's surface?
  6. You are building a fireplace in your home, would you use bricks or natural stone?
  7. Diamonds are becoming rare, what do you think will happen when we have used them all in tools and jewelry?
  8. What do you think a mine will look like in the future?
  9. When all of the minerals and ores are used up what do you think we will do to obtain natural resources in the future.
  10. Diamonds are considered the most popular gem today, what rock do you think will replace it in the future.
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6 pages
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Does not apply
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