? Report on difficulties of removing minerals from their
? 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.
Children’s Books The Big Rock by Bruce Hiscock, Atheneum,
Dar and the Spear Thrower by Marjorie Cowley, Clarion Books,
Earth Science for Every Kid by Janice VanCleave, John Wiley
& Sons, Inc., 1991.
Magic Schoolbus Inside the Earth by Joanna Cole, Scholastic,
Planet Earth/Inside Out by Gail Gibbons, Morrow Junior
Rockhound Trails by Jean Bartenbach, Atheneum, 1977.
Rocks and Minerals by David Lambert, Franklin Watts, 1986.
Rocks and Minerals by Steve Parker, Dorling Kindersley,
Rocks and Minerals by Dr. R. F. Symes, Alfred A. Knopf,
Rocks and Minerals by Herbert S. Zim and Paul R. Shaffer,
Golden Press, 1957.
? 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.
? 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
? What is the future of mineral resources in the world?
? Develop a model of the elements comprising the earth’s
? Investigate the economic importance of selected minerals.
? Investigate how it is determined that a mine can be
? How are mineral resource distributed throughout the earth?
? 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