Are you looking for a fun-filled, engaging way to teach minerals? This mini-unit is not just a bunch of worksheets. It includes 9 detailed lesson plans that guide you step by step through each lesson, interactive notebook pages, thinking routines, comprehension passages, and mostly importantly HANDS ON investigations that are sure to spark curiosity and engagement in your students.
This resource provides rich, engaging lessons. Many of the lessons are based on the 5 E’s of science (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate). Whether you are a novice science teacher or a teacher who’s been teaching for a while, you are going to love this unit!
This unit is intended to be taught with real mineral specimens. If you don’t have a class set of rock specimens, you can still use this unit. I have included rich photographs to support each lesson. This unit will save you hours of work because the research has been done for you.
PROPERTIES OF MINERALS
Lesson 7 – Properties of Minerals
Lesson 8 – Properties of Minerals (Streak)
Lesson 9 – Properties of Minerals (Luster)
Lesson 10 – Mystery Mineral (Streak & Luster)
Lesson 11 – Properties of Minerals (Cleavage vs Fracture)
Lesson 12 – Properties of Minerals (Hardness)
Lesson 13 – Properties of Minerals (Mohs Hardness Scale)
Lesson 14 – Mohs Hardness Scale Task Cards
Lesson 15 – Mineral Detective
If you would like to purchase individual lessons from the unit, check out the links below:
Physical Properties of Minerals
Properties of Minerals (Streak)
Properties of Minerals (Luster)
Mystery Mineral (Streak & Luster)
Properties of Minerals (Cleavage vs Fracture)
Properties of Minerals (Hardness)
Mohs Hardness Scale
Mohs Hardness Scale Task Cards
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