materials/minerals

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Contents: All Activities and Investigations

Materials and Minerals

Investigation 1
Investigation 2
Investigation 3
Investigation 4
Investigation 5
Investigation 6
Investigation 7

Throughout this module, students will use hands-on, inquiry-based explorations to investigate:where deposits of minerals can be found;

  • how deposits form; 
  • how minerals are mined; 
  • what responsibilities you have in managing these resources; and 
  • the importance of minerals as a natural resource for producing materials.
    Investigation 1 -- Minerals over Time

    To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:   Investigation 2 --  Properties of Materials To learn more about the nature of materials, visit the following web sites: To learn more about the properties of matter, visit the following web sites:
        Investigation 3 -- Mixing Materials To learn more about the concrete and cement resources, visit the following web sites:

    The Relationship between Concrete and Cement

      Investigation 4 -- Minerals and Rocks 1. Types of Minerals  To learn more about mineral distribution, visit the following web sites:   Investigation 5 -- Mineral Exploration To learn more about the economic value of minerals, visit the following web sites: To learn more about mineral explorations, visit the following web sites:   Investigation 6 -- Extracting Minerals To learn about characteristics of deep mines, visit the following web sites: There are human health problems associated with some methods of mining. Visit the following web sites to learn more:   Investigation 7 -- Tracing a Material to its Source

    Resources:

    Web Sites: Maps: Videos: Books:
    Magazines:  

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