Silicate and Non-Silicate Minerals: a topic rarely addressed in mineral units. NOW, it is made EASY! Check out the preview and witness a very colorful tutorial on silicate minerals, non-silicate minerals, and a special section on quartz - the most important silicate on Earth.
This is a small section of another fantastic mineral activity posted on TPT (Mineral Investigation - General Overview).
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 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 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 3rd – 8th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
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”