BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM


ADIRONDACK CHALLENGES

Adirondack Minerals Coloring Book
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Grade: 6th Grade
Class: Earth Science
Author: Debra Martin
NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Social Studies:
Geography
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Natural History
Performance Indicators:

MST 4.2.1e Rocks are composed of minerals. Only a few rock forming minerals make up most of the rocks on Earth. Minerals are identified on the basis of physical properties

SS 3.1b Students describe the physical characteristics of the Earth's surface and investigate the continual reshaping of the surface by physical processes and human activities.

Keywords: Adirondack minerals
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: How are minerals of the Adirondacks used?
Context:

Develop a partnership with an elementary teacher so that these coloring books can actually be created for a specific class.

The Challenge:

A teacher of second grade students has asked your class to share your knowledge of minerals with her students. Knowing that her students love picture books that are colorful and informative, she has asked that you make pages for a coloring book that will help her students learn more about minerals found in the Adirondacks. As an individual or in pairs arranged with the help of your teacher, please create a page for the  coloring book that features a mineral found in the Adirondacks.  Choose from among the following minerals: iron, magnetite, graphite, garnet, wollastonite, titanium, zinc, feldspar, pyrite, silver, strontium, hematite, lead and talc. Make sure that each of the minerals listed has at least one page devoted to it in the book.  

After conducting research on your selected mineral, create a page for the coloring book that meets the following guidelines:

  • The page is designed in a style typical of a children's coloring book
  • The page is 9 x 12 in size held vertically
  • The page includes at least two illustrations (may have more) each showing a different way that the mineral is used
  • The illustrations are neat and make full use of the space on the page so that they are easy to color
  • Each drawing features is accompanied by an explanation of the use of the mineral being illustrated
  • The descriptions on the page are in sentences using correct grammar and spelling
  • The name of the mineral and its chemical symbol are  printed clearly at the top of the page
  • All the information featured on the page is accurate

Please make sure your coloring book page is completed on time

Student Handout

 Produced at the 2008 Adirondack Geography Institute; edited & revised by the ACP.

Quality Standards:

Coloring Book Page

  • The page is designed in a style typical of a children's coloring book
  • The page is 9 x 12 in size held vertically
  • The page includes at least two illustrations (may have more) each showing a different way that the mineral is used
  • The illustrations are neat and make full use of the space on the page so that they are easy to color
  • Each drawing is accompanied by an explanation of the use of the mineral being illustrated
  • The descriptions on the page are in sentences using correct grammar and spelling
  • The name of the mineral and its chemical symbol are  printed clearly at the top of the page
  • All the information featured on the page is accurate
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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

The page is designed in a style typical  of a children's coloring book

The page is 9 x 12 in size held vertically

The page includes at least two illustrations (may have more) each showing a different way that the mineral is used

The illustrations are neat and make full use of the space on the page so that they are easy to color

Each drawing is accompanied by an explanation of the use of the mineral being illustrated

The descriptions on the page are in sentences using correct grammar and spelling

The name of the mineral and its chemical symbol are  printed clearly at the top of the page

All the information featured on the page is accurate

The page is completed on time

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