Reflection: High Quality Task Testing Rocks and Minerals - Section 2: Warm Up


Sometimes I want students to try an activity before I teach the content, but with this lesson it was particularly important to teach how to do the testing before letting the students try it. Listen to my explanation about Teaching Content Before Exploration.

  High Quality Task: Teaching Content Before the Activity
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Testing Rocks and Minerals

Unit 7: Rocks & Minerals
Lesson 4 of 10

Objective: SWBAT describe ways to test rocks and minerals based on Mohs Hardness Scale and other physical properties used by geologists.

Big Idea: Hardness, color, streak, luster, and cleavage are physical properties that we can test!

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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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