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Chapter 4 focuses on rocks and minerals, and looking at types of rocks. Lessons included in this chapter: rocks, minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks.
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Rocks hold the history of the Earth and the materials that will be used to build its future. Browse through images of the three rock types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.
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Get your sparkle on at Gemological Institute of America (GIA)'s website to gemology and geology education. Targeted for elementary and middle school level students and teachers, the website offers sections such as Gem Explorer, Story of a Gem, and Gem Glossary. Gem Explorer presents information...
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Find a variety of Flash animations, from minerals to weathering to structural geology, check out the animations on plate tectonics and there is now a new one, (see Mantle dynamics and plate tectonics) that explains how the use of seismic tomography sheds new light on the mantle convection model.
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This site contains a free, downloadable poster of the rock cycle. The rock cycle illustrates the formation, alteration, destruction, and reformation of earth materials, and typically over long periods of geologic time. The rock cycle portrays the collective system of processes, and the resulting...
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This activity allows students to experience what rocks and minerals go through during the rock cycle. The activity explains how to manipulate chocolate using heated water and a knife into different states representing metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. Chocolate can be ground into small...
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Includes multiple choice, true and false, and matching quizzes. Offers flashcards, Animations and movies, internet exercises, virtual vista, and web links for all chapters on physical science. Each chapter includes:animations and movies, flashcards, internet exercises and links, and quizzes.
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AGI has compiled several PowerPoint© presentations related to our Environmental Awareness Series. Click on the links provided below to see the shows available for each publication.
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This mineral identification chart was created Art Crossman as a college course project at Mansfield University in 1997. He did an outstanding job, organizing minerals on the chart in a systematic way - according to their properties. His mineral identification chart has been used in mineralogy and...
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The study of rocks is called petrology. Rocks may have fossils in them, and they are made up of minerals, but petrologists like looking at the rocks themselves. Just click on one of the link to find out more about rocks and the rock cycle.
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Minerals are among the most beautiful objects in nature, and they are used to make objects you use every day of your life , including the computer you are looking at right now! Read on to discover more about them. Just click on one of the links to find out more.
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Students will be able to identify minerals according to physical properties by using color, luster, Moh's hardness scale, the streak test and an identification sheet. The purpose of this investigation is to understand how geoscientists identify minerals by color, luster, and tests for streak and...
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"Students are trying to """"""""see"""""""" what is beneath the surface of the Earth. Rather than digging up vast tracts of land to expose an oil field or to find some coal-bearing strata, core samples can be taken and analyzed to determine the likely composition of the Earth's interior. In this...
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Several flash animations on physical geology topics. Topics include: rock cycle, mineral properties, weathering, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, faults and folds, Earth structure, plate tectonics, groundwater, river floods, mass movements, glaciers, shorelines.
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Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.
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