Minerals Unit

$9.00

Introducing this comprehensive Minerals Unit—a high-quality resource designed for a week-long, low-prep journey into Earth’s mineral treasures. Centered around the essential question, “How do scientists identify minerals?”, this unit provides an immersive exploration of mineralogy.

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Introducing this comprehensive Minerals Unit—a high-quality resource designed for a week-long, low-prep journey into Earth’s mineral treasures. Centered around the essential question, “How do scientists identify minerals?”, this unit provides an immersive exploration of mineralogy.

 

Throughout this engaging unit, students delve into the fascinating world of minerals, examining the criteria for mineral identification, the diverse physical and chemical properties exhibited by minerals, and their invaluable value and uses in various industries. From understanding crystalline structures to analyzing mineral hardness, streak, luster, and cleavage, students develop a deep appreciation for the vast diversity and significance of minerals in our everyday lives.

 

With a blend of interactive lessons and hands-on activities, this unit empowers students to confidently identify minerals and recognize their importance in shaping the world around us.

 

✎ WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Minerals Lesson Plan
  • Minerals PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Minerals Practice Worksheets & Answer Keys (two versions)
  • Mineral Identification Lab Lesson Plan
  • Mineral Identification Lab, Report Sheet & Answer Key
  • Minerals Project & Rubric
  • Minerals Quiz & Answer Key

 

⚠️ BUNDLE & SAVE!⚠️ Save 10% on this resource in the Rocks & Minerals Unit Bundle!

 

Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 65+
Teaching Duration: 1 Week

 

What busy teachers like you have said:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rebecca H. says, “The students enjoyed the Powerpoint, ooohing and aaaahing at the pictures of the minerals. Helped me in my own learning as well!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Yee Wah Eva C. says, “Great, helpful resource!”

 

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