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Learning Exercise: Continue to be a ROCK HOUND!

Title:
Continue to be a ROCK HOUND!
Material:
Description:
Solid partner based lesson that has students doing research and creating a poster/oral presentation. Remember, poster has two images! This lesson boasts the best website (I think!)
Course: 6th Grade Multiple Subjects

Info

Submitted by:
Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D.
Date Last Modified:
November 29, 2007

Exercise

You and a partner are going to create a mineral poster. You will use it to give an oral report. The poster should have at least two images and include answers to the following questions. 1. Is the mineral part of a larger mineral group/class? If so then which one? Are there any popular gemstones/minerals that belong to this family? 2. What chemical elements make up this mineral/gemstone? 3. What is the mineral's/gemstone's relative hardness? 4. What is it's specific gravity? 5. What color/colors is this mineral/gemstone? 6. Describe the luster of this mineral/gemstone.
Additional Information: www.google.com

Categories

Audience

  • Middle School

Topics

Writing, Science

Requirements

1. Use a computer. 2. Read and write at grade level. 3. Work in partner groups.

Learning Objectives

Students will learn about mineral properties and relationships to other minerals. Students will create an informative poster about a chosen mineral. Students will work together and create something educational and informative to the large group. Students will speak loudly and clearly as they present their reports to the class.

Type of Task

  • Student-centered
  • Supervised
  • Supplemental Activity

Assessment

Use the Rubistar website to create a rubric!
Assessment URL: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Technical Notes

Will need to online research time since this lesson is tied to the Internet.