The quiz rocks! Some assessments need to be UNIQUE. Drop the pencil and paper and try a different technique to assess you students that sprinkles in some FUN! See preview! This activity assesses the following: mineral properties, color, streak, luster, hardness, cleavage, common uses, and silicates versus non-silicates.
This assessment hit on all the major mineral points in various pedagogical styles and techniques. Curriculum includes choice questions - both word and picture; matching, categorization, arrangement, analysis, fill in the blank, math application, modeling, life application, differentiation, ands classification.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about minerals. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your mineral and geology teaching library.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
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”