This unit study includes lapbooking/notebooking templates!
Labradorite, a remarkable rainbow shimmering stone exhibits a property called labradorescence. Labradorescence, or the schiller effect, comes from the stone's internal reflection depending on the light's angle falling into the stone, which disperses the light into multi colors. It's the only mineral in the plagioclase (feldspars consisting of aluminosilicates of sodium and/or calciummineral series) which exhibits strong labradorescence.
Labradorite's histroical and geographic connections are studied in this unit including Labradorite's discovery and legend from Newfoundland and Labrador and discovery of spectrolite in Finland. Students are given two maps of the countries as template cutouts which can be optionally used for a labbook or interactive journal page.
This 16-page PowerPoint with 19-page activity guide includes the following:
1). Profusely illustrated PowerPoint slides using beautiful photographs (the PowerPoint is the main textbook for the unit study)
2). PowerPoint Interaction Questions
3). Connections with ancient history and geography
4). Labradorite Journal Entry template
5). Labradorite Web Resources link on the Rocks & Minerals course website
6). NatureGlo’s eScience student project rubric
7). Two template foldables for a lapbook, journal or interactive notebook
9). Template Answer Keys
9). One Quiz
10). PowerPoint Interaction Questions & Quiz Answer Key
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.