Unit 4: Earth Science

Lesson 3: Rocks and Minerals

Warm- Up:

Oxidation occurs when oxygen reacts with which type of metal?

Today¶s Objective:
Students will be able to«

Distinguish between a rock and a mineral.

Notebook: Page 8 Rock and Mineral Notes
Mineral = a naturally formed solid with a crystalline structure.

Rock = a naturally formed solid made up of a blend of two or more minerals.

Today¶s Activity:

Rock and Mineral Lab

Notebook: page 9

Notebook: page 9 Rock and Mineral Lab
Set up your data table like this:
Sample # (if there is one) Description of Sample (Color, shape, etc.) More than 1 mineral present? (yes/no) Crystalline Structure? (yes/no) Rock or Mineral?

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