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Teaching Minerals: A Lesson Plan for Ages 8 & Up

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Teaching Minerals is a complete lesson plan and guide for teachers who include Earth Science in their STEM curriculum. Designed by a Professional Geologist, this complete lesson plan has a list of activities, a suggested supply list for each activity, and all of the information, experiments, and worksheets needed for your students. You will need several mineral samples for this lesson, but many of the experiments can be adjusted to the samples you have on hand.

The lessons and activities include:
  • Activity #1:  Decorate a Rock and Mineral Kit Box and Folder
  • Activity #2:  Mineral Puzzle
  • Activity #3: All About Minerals Lesson
  • Activity #4:  Identification Test Experiments
  • Activity #5:  Discovering Unique Mineral Properties Experiments
  • Activity #6:  Identifying Minerals from My Rockin’ Collection Minerals Deluxe Kit
  • Activity #7:  Cleavage of Halite
  • Activity #8: Identify Mineral Samples to Keep
  • Bonus Material: Mineral Image Gallery
This lesson is useful for kids ages 8 and up. Please contact us if you have questions about the information and lessons in Teaching Minerals.
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