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LANGUAGE ARTS

? Report on difficulties of removing minerals from their ores.

? Develop a campaign to implement a recycling program to reduce waste of natural resources.

? Search for instances of the use of rock or mineral words in lyrics, poetry, books or symbols.

? Report on the copper age, bronze age, or iron age.

Book Suggestions:

Children’s Books The Big Rock by Bruce Hiscock, Atheneum, 1988.

Dar and the Spear Thrower by Marjorie Cowley, Clarion Books, 1994.

Earth Science for Every Kid by Janice VanCleave, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.

Magic Schoolbus Inside the Earth by Joanna Cole, Scholastic, Inc., 1987.

Planet Earth/Inside Out by Gail Gibbons, Morrow Junior Books, 1995.

Rockhound Trails by Jean Bartenbach, Atheneum, 1977.

Rocks and Minerals by David Lambert, Franklin Watts, 1986.

Rocks and Minerals by Steve Parker, Dorling Kindersley, 1993.

Rocks and Minerals by Dr. R. F. Symes, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.

Rocks and Minerals by Herbert S. Zim and Paul R. Shaffer, Golden Press, 1957.

ART

? In what ways are minerals essential in the preparation of paints, glazes, or jewelry?

? How have rocks been used to benefit expressions in art?

? Investigate important artifacts that have been created from rocks, jewels or metals.

SOCIAL STUDIES

? What role does scarcity of natural resource have on the development of conflicts between nations?

? What effect does the availability of natural resources have on our life-style?

? Investigate what was used before toothpaste and toothbrushes were invented.

? What role did the landforms in your state have on the development of the State.

? Investigate the mineral industries of your and its role in the development of the State/Nation.

? What do minerals have to do with world development?

? Investigate the importance of minerals to the industrial revolution.

? What is the future of mineral resources in the world?

MATH

? Develop a model of the elements comprising the earth’s crust.

? Investigate the economic importance of selected minerals.

? Investigate how it is determined that a mine can be economically feasible.

? How are mineral resource distributed throughout the earth?

SCIENCE

? Investigate minerals used to make household goods.

? Investigate minerals used to make sports equipment.

? Investigate minerals used in multivitamins.

? How are mineral resources formed?

? Why is geology important?

? What must happen to a mineral resource before it becomes useful?

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