Reflection: High Quality Task What are Minerals? - Section 3: Activity

 

This activity is a fun one - but it still needs to include the same amount of rigor in order to build the conceptual understanding of rocks and minerals. In order to do this, I have to really guide this activity by explaining what to do as the students went along, reminding them to take notes and draw diagrams in their journals, and sharing important discoveries with the class. Watch as I lead the exploration. If I had just let them 'go' for several minutes, I think they would have gotten a lot less from the activity. With the support I provided, they were able to answer questions about the models afterwards.

  High Quality Task: Leading Discovery and Inquiry
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What are Minerals?

Unit 7: Rocks & Minerals
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT explain the difference between rocks and minerals.

Big Idea: Rocks are like cookies....and minerals are the ingredients! This is a tasty lesson to explain how minerals comprise rocks.

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Science, volcanoes, mineral, First Grade, 1.E.2.1 Summarize the physical properties of Earth materials, including rocks, minerals, soils, and water that make them useful in different ways. , fossils, rocks
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