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Title: Mineral CardsIntroduction:
There are hundreds of types of minerals. Some are common, some are rare. It isdifficult in nature to find a pure mineral but very easy to find great pictures of them on the Internet. Inthis activity you will choose three minerals and report on their properties.
1. Choose four minerals to make cards for.2. Use the template below to get started.3. Look up the information you need and find a good picture of the mineral. These are some sites totry:www.fi.edu/tfi/units/rocks/rocks.html www.backyardnature.net/g/minerals.htm www.minerals.net www.gimizu.de/sgmcol/ www.galleries.com/minerals/by-name.htm You may not find all the information you need for each mineral, if you try two sites and it is notavailable, skip it and go on.4. The card can be produced on the computer by creating a table that is one row and two columnswide. You can insert pictures and text. If you are using paper and pencils, write neatly and draw themineral. The card is drawn on the back of this page.5. Fold the card in two and trim the edges when you are finished. Tape the edges together.