BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Adirondack Minerals Coloring Book
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|Grade: 6th Grade
Class: Earth Science
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
|Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
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|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How are minerals of the Adirondacks used?|
Develop a partnership with an elementary teacher so that these coloring books can actually be created for a specific class.
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:
Please make sure your coloring book page is completed on time
Produced at the 2008 Adirondack Geography Institute; edited & revised by the ACP.
Coloring Book Page
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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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