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Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson emphasizes the definition of a mineral. Students view a demonstration on chemical composition and crystalline structure of two unique minerals, make their own silicon-oxygen tetrahedron, and then link their tetrahedron with other classmates to make a hexagonal quartz crystal.

Subjects:

  • Educational Technology > General
  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

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Language:

English

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Update Standards?

SCI.9-12.ES.5.a: Science

hardness, color and streak, luster, cleavage, fracture, and unique properties; and

SCI.9-12.ES.5.b: Science

uses of minerals.
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