Mineral Poster Resource Sites

Minerals.net– Look for your mineral alphabetically- http://www.minerals.net/Minerals/A.aspx

Mineral Database– go to the small search bar in the upper right hand corner of this page. Type in your mineral name and search. https://www.mindat.org/

Minerals by Letter– http://www.spaceman.ca/mineral/

Minerals on Wikipedia….yes, I will let you use it this time as a LAST RESORT! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minerals

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January 17th: More About Minerals in Everyday Life

This is a GREAT SITE- https://mineralseducationcoalition.org/

The Story of Copper- Metals in Your Everyday Life- http://www.digintomining.com/metals-your-everyday-life

10 of the Most Interesting Minerals in the World- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4MY4C8nSQM

Minerals and Ores- YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPaYiSlW-FU

What is a Molecule? https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-molecule-definition-examples-608506

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January 15th: Minerals in Everyday Life


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Friday, Jan. 12th- Quiz and Mineral ID

Quiz Link– http://www.quia.com/quiz/6622076.html

MINERAL IDENTIFICATION– Use the links below to help you to identify your mineral.

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Tuesday, Jan. 9th: Properties of Minerals





Key– http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/id/mineral_id_keyq1.htm

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Friday, January 5th: Quiz and Properties of Minerals

QUIZ: Link to quiz over CRYSTAL and MINERAL FORMATION. This quiz is password protected:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/6622076.html


What are properties and how do we use them to identify something?

To answer this question we will be studying a mineral to PRACTICE the SCIENTIFIC SKILL of making observations. PURPOSE of THIS ACTIVITY:

  • To experience using tools and common practices that other scientists use to IDENTIFY minerals in hopes that we can correctly identify your mystery mineral.
  • To understand that many properties and observation are necessary when studying an object.
  • To correctly identify a number of characteristics of a mystery mineral.
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Monday, December 18th: Quizlet Update

I’ve updated the Quizlet for this unit. Practice it when you can:

Crystals, Minerals, and Rocks– https://quizlet.com/_44ut3b

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