Mineralogy

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Mt Lassen Meal Planning

Mineralogy: Opening Questions What are minerals, rocks, crystals, and gems? \hrs What is your favorite mineral? Are your hair, bones, teeth, or fingernails kinds of mineral? Can a mineral be a fluid or gas? Are wood, paper, cotton and coal minerals? Are seashells or coral reefs minerals?\hrs Why are there different types of minerals and rocks? \hrs Why are rocks so heavy compared to most other things?

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Mt Lassen Meal Planning

Goals Working together in your group, plan all of your meals for the field trip. Try to save money by seeking ways to purchase ingredients in bulk. Keep the following requirements in mind. Requirements Stay within budget. Consider each person’s dietary restrictions. Plan enough for everyone in your group, but not too much. Choose recipes that are: healthy good tasting easy to prepare easy to clean up Group Assignments Put together the following information:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 01 Observing Minerals

Goals Set class expectations and routines. Introduce Mineralogy block Intruduce Mt Lassen Field Trip Prep and Materials Mineral display Board drawing Mt Lassen groups Daily behavior record Recorder song Handout: Parent Packet Handout: Parent Packet (letter, field trip forms) Handout: Geography Opening Questions Handout: Mt Lassen handouts (meal planning, etc.) Handout: Fitness routine Opening Verse, recorder, attendance Movement: fitness, running Main Lesson Get organized Choose lockers and put away packs Distribute class materials List missing materials Review rules and expectations Introduce Mt Lassen Field Trip Announce student groups Goals for the trip: Large group discussion and questions Break into groups: Small group discussion: What agreements do we need to make?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 00 Mineralogy Background

Overview of Mineralogy Mineralogy is a subject of geology specializing in the study of the chemistrychemistry, structure, and properties of mineralsproperties of minerals. Specific studies within mineralogy include the processes of mineral origin and formation, classification of minerals, geographical distribution, and their uses. In this block, the properties and qualities of mineral, including metalsmetals, gemsgems and crystalscrystals is observed and compared. The characteristics and formation of igneousigneous, metamorphicmetamorphic and sedimentarysedimentary rock is studied in relation to geographygeography and plant life.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 02 Life Cycle of Minerals

Goals Learn the effect of plate tectonics on rock formation. Learn how rocks form, melt, and are warn away. Learn the three major categories of rock: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Learn to read the geological history of a region through its rock formations. Learn what causes geysers. Homework Assigned Homework Due

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 03 Classifying Minerals

Goals Learn about early and current attempts to understand and classify minerals. Learn the current classification system of minerals. Learn about recent advances in the classification of minerals. Materials Classroom rock collection Rocks found nearby and brought from home. Student geology notebooks Prep Previously assigned homework is to find interesting rocks to share in class. Activities Working alone and in small groups: Students reclassify the rocks they observed earlier according to the standard model.