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FREE! Rocks & Minerals Alphabet Letters A - Z: Minerals A - D Unit Study

NatureGlo's eScience


  • Grades: 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade
  • Subjects: Science
  • Product Type: Lesson/Unit Plans
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

Product Description

This is the first lesson for the Fascinating Minerals A - Z Full Curriculum/Self-paced course found here: http://www.educents.com/catalog/product/view/id/22282 This curriculum is written at a middle/high school level, but younger students may also benefit greatly from the study as well. There are hundreds of minerals starting with each letter of the alphabet. This unit study addresses five minerals, dedicating one mineral for letters A, B and D and two to the letter C. History and geography connections are made throughout the entire series! The minerals taught in this series are listed below. The following minerals are taught in this first short unit study: 1). A - The deep blue azurite 2). B - Brookite, mineral of Wales 3). C - Chalcanthite, of sky blue 4). C - Charoite, the unmistakable violet stone 5). D - Dioptase, the emerald look-alike

This is lesson one from NatureGlo's Fascinating Minerals A - Z full mini course curriculum found here.

Who is it for?

  • 4th - 6th Graders
  • 7th Graders (12 to 13-year-olds)
  • 8th Graders (13 to 14-year-olds)
  • 9th Graders (14 to 15-year-olds)
  • 10th Graders (15 to 16-year-olds)
  • 11th Graders (16 to 17-year-olds)
  • 12th Graders (17 to 18-year-olds)
  • Your young and older scientist(s)
  • Teachers
  • Homeschoolers


This unit includes the following:

1). A profusely illustrated 21-slide PowerPoint with history, geography & art connections.

2). 16-page study guide

3). 10 review questions complimenting the PowerPoint information

4). Journal template for journaling about the students favorite mineral A - D

5). Scoring rubric for student chosen project or activity about minerals A - D

6). 10 question quiz (same questions used for the review)

7). Answer key for the review questions/quiz

8). A link to NatureGlo's eScience Rocks & Minerals Virtual Library Minerals A - D resource page (including web links, project and activity ideas and videos)



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    Rocks and Minerals
    Apr 19, 2016

    This is a little advanced for my five year old, but we enjoy looking up information on different rocks and minerals and trying to identify them when we come across them. I can't wait to add in the activities as he progresses!


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NatureGlo's eScience
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Gloria Brooks, aka Natureglo, is founder and director of Natureglo's eScience, an eLearning center that serves homeschoolers, schoolers and teachers virtually. She holds a BA in K-12 education with certificates for completing the Kamana I and II programs from the Wilderness Awareness School. Her non-faith based or neutral worldview courses and curriculum are welcoming to families from all faiths and non-faith based backgrounds. She has been teaching K-12 since 1997, outdoor education since 2003 and conducting live online math enrichment and science classes since 2011.

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