Earth Science Unit 3: Minerals and Michigan Industry
Bookwork and Quizzes
Minerals Memorization Review Sheet
Minerals Practice Thinking Questions
Minerals Lab Practical
Chapter 3 Engage: We make glass from the mineral quartz - watch this video to learn how heating quarts changes the bonding pattern of molecules and changes quartz into glass.
Lab 2: Crystal Shapes
AOW: Rocks and Minerals of Economic Importance in Michigan
USGS PDF File - Mineral Industry of Michigan 2010
This reading extends the ideas from lab "Where in Michigan. I would like you to connect the location and type of rocks and minerals that we identified in the mini lab to the economic impact they have (e.g., availability of jobs, attracting businesses, taxable revenue) in our state.
Article of the Week student worksheet
Article of the Week grading rubric
Engage: Where Does Road Salt come from?
(national geographic - 2.5 minutes)
Lab 3: Mineral Identification
- Lab 3a: Survey of Mineral properties - use this worksheet and minerals from classroom kits
- Lab 3b: Practice identifying minerals based on their properties with this virtual Mineral ID Lab
and the information in Appendix A of our Textbook (pg. 644-645).
- Lab 3c: "Tub-O-Minerals" - Test your skill identifying specimens from a "mixed bag" of classroom minerals
using the properties described in Appendix A of our Textbook (pg. 644-645).
- Study Aid: Mineral Trading Cards
- Lab 3d: Specific Gravity - Use a balance to determine the specific gravity of a mineral of your choice
- Lab Assessment: Mineral Lab Practical
RESEARCH PROJECT: The Economic Importance of Rocks and Minerals in Michigan
Create an Animoto video describing some aspect of the economic Importance of Rocks and Minerals in Michigan in a way that demonstrates the 5E Instructional Model
Animoto Video Project Grading Rubric
NASA - The 5E Model of Instruction
Incorporate the 5E Model into the Animoto Video
Engage, Explore Explain, and Extend our Knowledge of the Economic Importance of Rocks and Minerals in Michigan
Images above from USGS MIneral Commodity Summaries
Project Technology Platform: Animoto
Topic - Student Team - Video Link + Bibliography Link
Iron - Austin and Logan Student 12 + Bibliography
Iron - Allan and Corbin Student ## + Bibliography
Iron - Matt Student 23 + Bibliography
Copper - Hailey and Ian Student 16 + Bibliography
Magnesium - Hope and Kelley Student ## + Bibliography
Coal - Hunter and Brandon Student 18 + Bibliography
Coal - Brooke and Maddie Student 19 + Bibliography
Coal - Kayla and Victoria Student 21 + Bibliography
Graphite - Anna and Veronica Student 24 + Bibliography
Gypsum - Austin Student 22 + Bibliography
Granite - Emma Student ## + Bibliography
Petoskey Stone - Megand and Katherine Student ## + Bibliography
Coal Michigan Coal is soft and contains sulfur (makes acid rain when burned) so is not mined in Michigan today.
Michigan Coal Mines
1. Robert Gage Coal Co., No. 6
2. Robert Gagle Coal Co., No. 7
3. Beaver Coal Co.
4, Wolverine Mine, No. 2
5, Wolverine Mine, No. 3
6. What Cheer Mine, No. 1
7. Sun Coal Mining Co.
8. B.S.K. Coal Mining Co.
9. American Sewer Pipe Co.
10. What Cheer Mine, No. 2
11. Robert Gage Coal Co., No. 3
12. Robert Gage Coal Co., No. 8 (Saint Charles @ Hartley)
13. Banner Coal Co.
14. Bliss Coal Mining Co.
15. Community Coal Co.
16. Riverside Coal Co., No. 2
17. Shiawassee Coal Co.
18. Uncle Henry Coal Co., No. 2
19. Corunna Coal Mining Co.
20. Middleton Mining Co.
21. Liberty Coal Corp.
22. Akron Mine, No. 2
Other Important Minerals
419 Michigan Minerals (mostly from Keweenaw and Detroit mines and quarries)
How are Hybrid Cars Related to the Study of Minerals?
1. Make a T-Chart: of the Cost/Benefit of Hybrid Cars
consider environmental, social, economic, political
2. Write a Paragraph: How are Hybrid Cars Related to the Study of Minerals?
3. State Your Position
Should our Government provide economic incentives to promote the use of Hybrid Cars?
(i.e., use money collected in taxes to give to manufacturers or citizens
to offset the cost of making or buying hybrid vehicles)
4. Defend Your Position with Evidence from the T Chart