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    Rocks and Minerals Resource Bundle

    **NEW UPDATE: Reading Passages are NOW included in the file!

    This bundled product contains the following 6 StudentSavvy resources!

    Rock & Minerals Interactive Notebook

    Rock & Minerals Interactive PowerPoint

    Rock Cycle STEM Challenges

    Rock & Minerals Google Classroom Student Projects

    Rock & Minerals Assessments

    Rock & Minerals Reading Passages

    All you'll ever need for a unit on the Rock Cycle! :)

    More information on each resource:

    - Rocks & Minerals Interactive Notebook

    This product contains interactive cut and paste learning material for students to create an organized science interactive notebook.

    This resource is designed for any rock, mineral, or gemstone unit.

    Topics Covered in this unit include: Mineralogy, minerals (the 5 mineral requirements), Identifying Minerals: luster types, cleavage & fracture types, density, Mohs scale, streak test, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sediments, rock cycle, weathering, erosion, deposition, gemstones


    - Rocks & Minerals Reading Passages - Questions & Annotations

    This resource is designed for a Rocks, Minerals, and Gems unit. It contains 4 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!

    Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 4 Reading Passages!


    Aligned with Rocks, Minerals, and Gems Interactive Notebook (Not required to use this resource, but recommended)

    Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

    1.) All About Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks

    Overview of where minerals are found and how rocks are “built” with minerals

    -Provides examples of different minerals (even in household items)

    -Overview of the 5 requirements to be a mineral

    Keywords: Mineralogy, minerals

    2.) How to Identify a Mineral

    -Brief description of the different ways you can identify a mineral (luster, mineral hardness, testing mineral powder, density, fracture type)

    -Overview of luster, Mohs Scale, Streak Test, Density formula, fractures

    Keywords: streak plate, Mohs Scale, density

    3.) Mineral Properties and Luster

    -Overview of how luster is the way the way light reflects off of a mineral’s surface

    -Description of each type of luster, providing examples of minerals with each type.

    Keywords: luster, metallic, submetallic, adamantine, vitreous, resinous, waxy, pearly, dull

    4.) The Mohs Scale and Fracture Types

    -Overview of the Mohs Scale and what it measures.

    -Describes how glass is often used to test the hardness of the mineral

    -Overview of the different hardness levels and the common minerals associated with them

    -Overview of what fractures and cleavage planes are.

    -Description of different types of fractures

    Keywords: Mohs Scale, fracture, cleavage, cleavage plane, splintery fracture, uneven fracture, conchoidal fracture, earthy fracture, hackly fracture


    - Rock & Minerals Interactive PowerPoint

    This teaching resource is quite the virtual experience! This Rocks, Minerals, and Gems Interactive PowerPoint can be used as a powerful classroom presentation or students can click their way through it on individual computers.


    - Rock Cycle STEM Challenge

    Rock Cycle Crayon Challenge!

    Students must demonstrate the rock cycle and the different rock formations that occur during the process. All three types of rock must be present in the cycle. Students must save a small sample of rock during each phase and it must be labeled which type it is. STEM groups have three trials to complete the challenge.. They must complete the challenge in 75 minutes. more instructions are found in the resource!

    2. Weathering and Erosion Challenge! Using a list of supplies, students must demonstrate how weathering and erosion affects our landscape. They must build four rock cliffs using sugar cubes and decide on different weathering and erosion strategies for each rock cliff (one strategy per rock cliff). A strategy can be a combination of wind and rain effects or another way to break down the rocks. They must describe and label each strategy they came up with. (Ex: 10 drops of water and 5 seconds of shaking in plastic container – rain and wind) The goal is to find a wide variety of results from different weathering and erosion strategies. They have one hour to complete this challenge. more instructions are found in the resource!


    -Rock & Minerals Google Classroom Student Projects

    This product contains 2 digital projects that students can complete using Google Slides! This resource has a brochure project and an info-graphic / poster project.

    Each student-centered project has a sample project and detailed project instructions for the students.

    Info-graphic / Poster Project

    Using a list of topics, student choose what they would like to research related to rocks & minerals. All of the elements in the info-graphic must be organized, clearly visible, and well placed. Creativity with color and photos is a must! **More instructions found in the resource

    Brochure Project

    Using a template, students design an informational brochure that highlights important facts and topics about rocks & minerals.

    **More instructions found in the resource


    - Rocks & Minerals Assessment/Exam

    This product contains an assessment that has vocabulary matching, fill in the blank, short answer, essay, and an info-graphic! It has 18 questions total.

    It also contains an ANSWER KEY and an EDITABLE PowerPoint file.


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