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  • Rocks and Minerals

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    The Reading on Rocks and Minerals elaborates on the concepts presented in the Activities section of Project Earth Science: Geology, Revised 2nd Edition. This Reading was written especially for this volume with the…

  • Making Paint With Minerals

    Book Chapter | March 2017

    This high school Earth and space science and physical science lesson has the following learning goals for students: locate and identify relevant information about how to make paint from minerals; relate their knowledge…

  • Lab 13: Characteristics of Minerals

    Book Chapter | March 2018

    In this lab investigation, students apply the disciplinary core idea of Earth Materials and Systems as they identify a set of unknown minerals. Included are the Teacher Notes, Lab Handout, and Checkout Questions for the…

  • Nanoforces in Nature: Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Explore Microbe-Mineral Interactions

    Book Chapter | July 2011

    This lesson uses computer simulations of an atomic force microscope to investigate bacteria-mineral forces of interaction on the order of nanonewtons over nanoscale distances of interaction. In this lesson, students…

  • Grouping Minerals by Their Formulas

    Journal Article | February 2018

    Students use a periodic table to identify patterns in mineral formulas and develop classification systems.

  • Microbe-Mineral Interactions: Using the Winogradsky Column to Demonstrate Bacterial Reduction of Iron(III)

    Book Chapter | July 2011

    In this lesson, students study the reduction of iron oxide minerals in a simulated anaerobic aquatic environment. Students discuss how the respiration of anaerobic bacteria may be involved with iron reduction. Students…

  • Bartering for Minerals

    Journal Article | January 2002

    In this activity students are assigned occupations that rely on specific minerals. To obtain the minerals they need, each student must trade a service or mineral to another worker. Teachers can show students real-world…

  • Rocks and Minerals—Foundations of Society

    Journal Article | May 2000

    Virtually everything we use—from the food we eat to the cars we drive—is produced from the Earth’s rock and mineral resources. As our society becomes more urbanized, students have fewer opportunities to interact with…

  • Identification of Minerals... There Has to Be a Better Way

    Journal Article | October 2005

    "You Be the Geologist" is an adaptation of the traditional, teacher-centered method of mineral identification. This activity requires students to mimic the work of a geologist attempting to identify unknown mineral…

  • Minerals

    Collection | March 2016

    Minerals are solid inorganic substances that are formed by geological processes. Minerals have a specific structure, chemical composition and physical properties. In this collection you will find articles and science…

  • Minerals

    Collection | April 2016

  • Minerals

    Collection | September 2015

    Earth Science Minerals Collection

  • Earth History Theories: Relative Age Dating Lab With Additions for Mining and Mineral Exploration

    Journal Article | October 2016

    Dig into this stratigraphy lab to learn how scientists assign ages to specific rock layers.

  • Rocks and Minerals

    Collection | February 2015

  • Rocks and Minerals

    Collection | April 2015

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