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This collection of lessons and activities emphasizes the significance of our natural resources. Included are both student and teacher pages, background sheets, and video and reading lists. The activities are suitable for individual, group or full class presentations. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This reference database contains information for over 4,000 individual mineral species. Introductory material includes an overview of 'what is a mineral', definitions of what constitutes a mineral taken from several different sources and arranged by year, and a 'what's new' page listing additions to the site. Mineral data for individual species are arranged in tables by crystallography, crystal structure, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material, Non-profit portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This database contains worldwide information on minerals, mineral localities and other mineralogical information. In part supported by advertising, it stores data on 25,000 different minerals, varieties and synonyms listed with over 4,000 valid mineral and mineraloid names. The database is searchable by name, properties, chemistry and locality. Many photographs and some maps are provided. Information ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material, Ask an expert, Clearinghouse, Message board
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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Plants and animals are usually organized by their family tree (origin) and by their physical and genetic characteristics. This activity helps to demonstrate to students that geologists do the same with rocks, which are usually organized by their origin and by their physical and chemical characteristics. To have a better understanding of nature and as one of the initial steps of scientific understanding, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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These resources on rock deformation are designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Rock Deformation Gallery displays illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews: Deformed Rocks; and Deforming Rocks in the Laboratory: Deformed Marble Cylinders. Also available is Deformed Conglomerate in the Hall of Planet Earth, which has three annotated ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This comic strip is part of OLogy, where students can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. In this interactive comic strip, they learn about the geologic origins of four common objects: the sand in a drinking glass; the zinc, copper, nickel, and other metals in coins; the bauxite in a sheet of aluminum foil; and the oil in a plastic ball. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This atlas provides over 400 full colour photomicrographs of the major ore-forming mineral associations and opaque minerals in non-mineralized rocks. It describes typical examples of each mineral from many classical localities throughout the world. For each association there is a listing of the major (and important minor) primary ore minerals, alteration products and gangue, typical textures, a brief ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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The 3-D visualizations of molecules and minerals at this site utilize a plug-in viewer, which allows them to be interactively zoomed and rotated so they can be viewed from all angles, much as with a real molecule. They can also be programmed with highlighting features that allow identification of specific atoms, structural sub-components, and mineralogical planes. The visualizations are incorporated ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site contains a mineral database with access to 4,339 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library. Mineral data on individual species are linked to a mineral table by crystallography, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Danas new classification, Strunz classification, mineral specimen images, and alphabetical ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This activity is designed to demystify rock identification by illustrating how most common rocks can easily be classified and named by asking and answering simple scientific questions. Students will discover that the formation of rocks occurs by processes that take place over different timescales, and that the mode of formation determines their texture and the minerals they contain. Students will ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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