Minerals

Our Minerals lesson plan teaches students about minerals in-depth. Students learn different characteristics that minerals can have and learn to name common minerals.

Our Minerals lesson plan gives students an in-depth look at minerals. The lesson begins by defining mineral, elements, and compounds and how they differ from rocks. Then the four main characteristics of minerals are listed, as well as their several physical properties. The chemical properties of minerals are also listed, including definitions for silicates, carbonates, oxides, and sulfates. Finally, the lesson provides several examples of minerals with illustrations. During this lesson, students are asked to complete an activity in which they match the given information with the correct mineral, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define mineral, identify the differences between rocks and minerals, list the composition of some minerals, and name uses of some common minerals.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.9

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subject

Science

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    DW
    10/11/2019
    dorinda w.
    US US

    The title of the lesson that I downloaded was “Minerals”’. My class really enjoyed looking at the colorful graphics. It made their experience of learning easier to comprehend. They experienced observing and handling minerals after reading. They were excited about using both sources together!

    I really like using the learning lessons from Clarendon Learning. The resources makes planning and executing lessons simple! I recommend that every educator try’s the website as soon as possible. It will make teaching easier.

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    02/07/2019
    L W.
    US

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    KF
    02/07/2019
    kim f.
    US

    minerals mineral great

    I have not used it yet. I do not always use the lesson plan but love the resources that come with the material. I have always seen a reading section with it and that is not always easy to find at least not something short. The question and answer are always great to check for understanding.