Mineral Identification

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/mineral-identification
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); Women in Mining (WIM) Education Foundation
Summary:This activity teaches the student to identify minerals by observing and testing the physical properties of each mineral. Have students compare their test results with the Mineral Identification Sheet.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-PS1-3; MS-ESS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; critical minerals; earth science week; elementary school; geology; high school; industrial minerals; k-5 geosource; middle school; minerals
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