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22 resources with the concept luster

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The Periodic Table

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Whether you're giving a broad introduction to the periodic table or honing in on particular element groups, this collection will have what you need. I've put the general resources at the front, and resources that focus on particular...
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Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can one easily classify metals, nonmetals, and metalloids? Pupils answer this question as they experiment with unknown substances and perform tests on conductivity, brittleness, and malleability to determine which unknown belongs in...
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Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A must-have for your geology library of resources, this PowerPoint walks viewers through the characteristics of minerals and each test used to help identify them. As you present this collection of slides, stop to demonstrate each quality...
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on an exploration of the collection of rocks and minerals that we call Earth with an upper-elementary science activity. Through a series of class discussion and hands-on investigations, students learn about the...
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Mineral Madness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Science does not need to be as hard as a rock. Pupils test 10 different minerals to determine their properties. The learners observe luster, streak, hardness, and fluorescence for each specimen. Afterwards, they compare and contrast the...
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Minerals Prime

For Students 7th - 10th
In this minerals activity, students answer fifteen multiple choice questions about mineral formation, volcano and mountain formation, mineral tests and properties of minerals.
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Mineral Identification

For Students 7th - 8th
In this mineral identification worksheet, students describe similarities in the physical properties of halite and fluorite. Then they explain why minerals are highly water-soluble and difficult to locate in large deposits or found only...
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Mineral Identification

For Students 7th - 8th
In this mineral identification worksheet, students identify and describe the characteristics of various types of minerals, such as metallic and nonmetallic. Then they determine and match various mineral names found in column one to their...
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Uses of Minerals

For Students 7th - 8th
In this minerals instructional activity, students read an excerpt about gold and then respond to the questions that follow. They explain how the weight of gold affected the history of some western states and why gold is expensive.
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Mineral Identification: Mineral Scratch Test

For Students 9th - 12th
How can mineralogists tell a diamond in the rough from a chunk of table salt? Science scholars find out through an interactive that demonstrates the characteristics of minerals used for identification purposes. Topics include hardness,...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners investigate the properties and uses of rocks and minerals. They build towers using only one material from a pile of stones, tiles, wood, etc. provided by the teacher. Students test the hardness of rocks by scratching them with...
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Puzzling Rocks

For Students 5th - 7th
For this puzzling rocks worksheet, students read "rocking gems" and then solve the clues provided to complete the crossword puzzle. Students spell out the bonus word by unscrambling the letter in parentheses.
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Elements Commercials

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine a periodic table of elements to identify the various physical and chemical properties of the elements listed. Information gathered is used to create a commercial.
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Rock and Mineral IQ

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe rock and mineral compositions. In this identification lesson, students read The Story of Rocks. Students identify rock and mineral samples by testing for hardness, color, luster, weight and appearance.
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Mineral Identification

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this mineral identification lesson plan, students analyze 14 minerals and test their physical properties. They test the color, luster, streak, hardness and breakage of each mineral. Students answer 5 questions about the physical...
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Mineral Properties and Identification

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine properties of materials and draw inferences on how and where they were formed. They determine the identity of unknown mineral samples based on properties of the minerals. They list the properties that are most useful in...
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Rocks Change

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders observe rocks under a hand lens and record what they see in their Interactive Science Notebooks. In this changing properties lesson, 2nd graders experiment with rocks by put the rocks in a jar of water and shake for two...
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Mineral Identification

For Students 7th - 9th
In this mineral identification activity, students match 10 terms to their definitions. Terms include types of minerals, tests and characteristics of minerals. They write down the tests used to identify an unknown mineral and they fill in...
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Minerals and Rocks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify and interpret various minerals and discover how to identify and classify them. They identify and discuss how people describe objects and how scientists describe objects. From there, students look at a set of common...
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What Are Properties of Minerals?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this minerals worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by filling in the different types of physical properties of minerals.
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Properties of Minerals

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research minerals and determine their qualities such as luster and hardness. They find pictures of minerals on the Web and include them in reports about their chosen minerals.