It's a new year so that means a new unit. We're going to be moving on from learning about the ocean to learning about rocks and minerals.
Check In: How many rocks and minerals do you need? (10 min)
Use the resources linked below and write down in your check in document at least five interesting or surprising facts about how human use minerals.
Notes: Introduction to Minerals (30 min)
Part of the next quiz, don't worry it won't be for another two weeks, will be to identify the six basic crystal shapes. To make this easier we're going to make models for each one. Mr. Korchnak will hand out a packet to each of you to cut and tape (or glue) together. Keep these models to study from.
- Complex models (Here's a link to some more complete models if you like paper craft and origami)
Check Out: Mineral Review (5 min)
Here's a little review.
Use your notes or the textbook to answer the questions.