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    ROCKS AND MINERALS ROCKS AND MINERALS ROCKS AND MINERALS ROCKS AND MINERALS AND LANDFORMSAND LANDFORMSAND LANDFORMSAND LANDFORMS

    Rocks and Minerals and Landforms Student Activity Book

    Updated Spring 2010 Name__________________________________________________________ This learning experience activity book is yours to keep. Please put your name on it now. This activity book should contain your observations of and results from your experiments. When performing experiments, ask your teacher for any additional materials you may need.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTS Activity Sheet for L.E. #1 - Getting Started 3-4 Activity Sheet for L.E. #2 - Mineral Identification 5-6 Activity Sheet for L.E. #3 - Rock Identification 7-8 Activity Sheet for L.E. #4 - Sedimentary Rock 9-11 Activity Sheet for L.E. #5 - Rock Cycle 12 Activity Sheet for L.E. #6 Weathering 13-15 Activity Sheet for L.E. #7 - New York State Rock Mineral Locations 16 Activity Sheet for L.E. #8 - Minerals in Use 17-21 Activity Sheet for L.E. #9 - Some More Minerals in Use 22-23 Activity Sheet for L.E. #10 - Earth Dimensions 24-31 Student Self Assessment 32 Glossary 33-36

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 Name ____________________Name ____________________Name ____________________Name ________________________________________

    GETTING SGETTING SGETTING SGETTING STARTEDTARTEDTARTEDTARTED What do we know about rocks?

    ROCKSROCKSROCKSROCKS

    Properties

    Uses Interesting Information

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #1 page 2page 2page 2page 2 What do we know about minerals?

    MIMIMIMINERALSNERALSNERALSNERALS

    Properties

    Uses Interesting Information

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2 Name ____________________Name ____________________Name ____________________Name ________________________________________________________

    MINERAL IDENTIFICATIONMINERAL IDENTIFICATIONMINERAL IDENTIFICATIONMINERAL IDENTIFICATION Complete the various tests on each mineral sample and record your results on the chart below.

    1) Observe the color for each mineral in your collection and record the color for each mineral in the chart below.

    2) Create a mark on your streak plates with each mineral and record the color of that

    streak in the chart below.

    3) Use the mineral samples and a penny, and the steel nail, to find where the minerals fall in the Mohs scale of hardness. Record your results on the chart below.

    4) Place a mineral sample on a paper towel. Place one drop of hydrochloric acid on

    each mineral and observe. Record your results on the chart below. Repeat step four for the remaining minerals. Note:Note:Note:Note: Students must use goggles when using the hydrochloric acid.

    5) Use the magnet provided in the kit to test each mineral sample to see if a magnet is

    attracted to it. Record your results on the chart below. 6) Set up a test circuit with the batteries, #48 bulbs, and three wires. Place the end wires

    on the rock sample and observe to see it the bulb lights. If it does, then it is a conductor of electricity. Record your results on the chart on the next page. Repeat step four for the remaining minerals.

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #2 page 2page 2page 2page 2 MineralsMineralsMineralsMinerals ColorColorColorColor StreakStreakStreakStreak HardHardHardHard----

    nessnessnessness

    Cleavage

    Fracture

    Acid testAcid testAcid testAcid test MagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic Conducts Conducts Conducts Conducts ElectricityElectricityElectricityElectricity

    Graphite

    Galena

    Magnetite

    Hematite

    Talc

    Gypsum

    Halite

    Biotite

    Calcite

    Pink Feldspar

    Quartz

    Garnet

    Me

    tallic

    Lu

    ste

    r

    Either

    No

    nm

    eta

    llic

    Lu

    ste

    r

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience # 3 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience # 3 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience # 3 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience # 3 Name _____________________Name _____________________Name _____________________Name _____________________________________

    ROCK IDENTIFICATIONROCK IDENTIFICATIONROCK IDENTIFICATIONROCK IDENTIFICATION

    Complete the tests on the rock samples and complete the chart below.

    Rock SampleRock SampleRock SampleRock Sample ColorColorColorColor Grain SizeGrain SizeGrain SizeGrain Size ShapeShapeShapeShape PatternPatternPatternPattern

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #3 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #3 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #3 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #3 page 2page 2page 2page 2 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4 Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4 Name _____________________Name _____________________Name _____________________Name _____________________

    SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC IGNEOUS ROCK

    SEDIMENTARY ROCK METAMORPHIC IGNEOUS ROCK

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    Activity Sheet for Learning ExpeActivity Sheet for Learning ExpeActivity Sheet for Learning ExpeActivity Sheet for Learning Experience # rience # rience # rience # 4 4 4 4 Name _____________________Name _____________________Name _____________________Name _____________________________________

    SEDIMENTARY ROCKSEDIMENTARY ROCKSEDIMENTARY ROCKSEDIMENTARY ROCK

    Write or draw the characteristics of each type of sand below.

    Caribbean sand __________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Quartz sand ____________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Glacial till _______________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4 pagepagepagepage 2222 Predict how the sand will deposit in the tubes and explain your prediction.

    Caribbean sand___________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

    Quartz sand______________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

    Glacial till________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

    Draw a picture of how the sands and the glacial till have settled in the tubes. Explain your observations.

    ________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

    Caribbean sand

    Quartz sand

    Glacial Till

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    Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4Activity Sheet for Learning Experience #4 page 3page 3page 3page 3 Note:Note:Note:Note: Students must use goggles when using hydrochloric acid. After completing the acid test, which rock has limestone in it? How do you know? _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ ___