See preview! All about minerals! 89 slide PowerPoint. 2 PowerPoints in 1! The first PowerPoint introduces minerals with a format geared towards grades 7-9. The second PowerPoint introduces minerals with a format geared towards grades 5-7 or higher grades with a lower ability student body. Topics include the following: definition of a mineral, mineral identification (color, streak, luster, hardness, cleavage, other properties), the most common minerals (quartz, orthoclase feldspar, plagioclase feldspar, mica, and calcite), and types of minerals (silicates and non-silicates). This PowerPoint pairs PERFECTLY with other available labs, activities, printables, and assessments available on TPT.
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Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 10th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”