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359 resources with the concept minerals

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Rocks Makin' Rocks: Rock Cycle Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars review prior knowledge before completing a hands-on simulation of the rock cycle. They write stories or songs summarizing their simulations to demonstrate mastery.
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Rocks: Anatomy of Granite

For Students 9th - 12th
Get earth science students excited about the formation of rocks with an engaging interactive resource. Learners analyze the composition of granite, then study the various processes that work together to make igneous, sedimentary, and...
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What is in that?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Invite your class to dig in to an engaging journey into the world of mining! Here you'll find the tools to equip young miners with knowledge of soil, rocks, and minerals, as well as types of mining operations. To round things out, the...
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Rocking the Cycle!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to rock out! Discover the "life" cycle of the average rock using an illustrative stations lab and stimulating pairs game. Roll the dice to determine your fate: will it be melting in magma or chilling out to form igneous rock? The...
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Rock Our Town

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We name eras of human development such as the Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age after rocks and minerals, proving how important these are to daily life. The applied STEM unit encourages scholars to act as geologists...
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Field Trip Preparations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars prepare for a field trip to collect rock specimens. They learn how to build proper display boxes, create road logs, and study various geology careers. This is the final chapter in a seven-chapter unit on geology and contains six...
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Crystal Shapes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Of quartz I love geology! The chapter offers five activities at three different levels. It features hands-on activities that cover crystal shapes, cleavage and fracture, hardness scale, specific gravity, and mineral identification....
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Grow an Alum Crystal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What an exciting lab experiment to conduct with your high school chemistry class! Crystals are formed naturally in the environment. However, allow your blossoming chemists to create their own unique crystals using alum and water. You may...
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How Do Crystals Form?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Once again, a teacher is videotaped while lecturing his class when describing how crystals form and grow. It feels like you're sitting in a college classroom and taking a lecture from a very good instructor. His speaking style is...
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Study Jams! Roots and Stems

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Six slides come with information about roots and stems. In addition to the slide show, find a seven-question, multiple choice quiz and vocabulary guide. As a homework assignment, get your class to view the slides, take the quiz, print...
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Soil: A Natural Resource

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This presentation on soil shows how it is formed, what the different types of soil are, how soil is eroded, and how soil can be conserved. Fantastic photos and excellent graphics and text are found in each of the slides. The last slide...
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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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Earth Rocks!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock soils...
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Mineral Matters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work in a team to use the ProScope Digital USB Microscope and a computer to collect microscopic images from a variety of mineral specimens. They compare specimens and determine how they are alike and different by comparing their...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewExplore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Utah Open Textbook: 4th Grade Science

For Students 4th Standards
How does weather affect Earth? Learners understand the characteristics of water and make predictions about weather patterns. They recognize how water and weather affects rocks and minerals through erosion. They also learn about fossils...
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How Do Crystals Work?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do amazonite, heliotrope, carnelian, and diamonds have in common? There are all crystals and members of one of the six crystal families. Viewers of a fascinating short video learn about the molecular structure of crystals that cause...
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Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity, and Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Earth's vast ocean is full of mysteries! Science scholars discover the big-picture properties that influence its characteristics at different latitudes using a lesson from PBS's Weather and Climate series. After completing a background...
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Fortified for Health

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars discover the process of fortification with a lesson plan designed to boost personal health and wellness. To test the fortification process, small groups use a magnet to locate iron in bag of fortified cereal.  
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Separating Mixtures: How We Concentrate Natural Materials

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How do miners isolate the substance they're looking for from a big pile of rock? Through an insightful lab, science scholars learn how to use their observation skills to identify physical properties that scientists use to separate...
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Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is that multivitamin really keeping you healthy and balanced? Junior nutritionists weigh the pros and cons using a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Topics covered include types of vitamins and minerals, what...
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Asteroid Mining: Our Ticket To Living Off Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It turns out asteroids could be a gold mine—literally! An It's Ok To Be Smart video lesson describes the untapped resources orbiting our solar system. The presenter considers the possibilities of space colonies using these resources as...
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How Does Cooking Affect Nutrients in Veggies?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Microwave, steam, bake, or just eat them raw—what is the best way to preserve the nutrients in the vegetables we eat? The episode of the ACS Reactions series considers different cooking methods and their effects on the vitamins and...
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Death Rocks

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you're into death metal, this video's for you! Young geologists can rock out with a variety of deadly minerals, including asbestos and cinnabar, in this installment in Brain Scoop's playlist on fossils and geology. The narrator...