Use this 80 slide power point presentations on minerals, rocks, and soil to teach your Earth Science Unit. Topics(in order) include:
What are minerals?
How do minerals form? What is a mineral made of?
Minerals vs. Non-minerals
Gems are minerals
Types of minerals
What are the properties of minerals and how can we use them to identify unknown minerals? (color, streak, hardness, density, cleavage vs. fracture, luster, and special properties like magnetism and chemical reaction)
What are rocks?
How are rocks formed?
Rock Cycle processes(with diagram and detailed descriptions)
Igneous Rocks(3+ slides-how they are formed, examples, intrusive/extrusive)
Sedimentary Rocks(3+ slides-how they are formed, examples, types clastic, chemical, and organic)
Metamorphic(3+ slides-how they are formed, examples, types foliated and nonfoliated)
How does soil form? (weathering, types of weathering, examples)
What is soil and where does it come from?
Soil texture and structure (including permeability and porosity)
Soil and climate
Soil conservation and uses
This product also contains 3 interactive student note outlines. One for each major topic-rocks, minerals, and soil for students to complete during power point lessons and discussion. This is part of my Earth Science Bundle! Please see my store for the bundle purchase! It includes lots of labs and additional activities to accompany the power point and notes! Thanks!