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PowerPoint & Study Guide - Rocks and Minerals: The Peacock Stone, Malachite (Lapbook/Notebook Template included)
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Malachite, a copper carbonate mineral, can be varying green hues ranging from pastel green to almost black. Mineral forms include the bazaar stalactitic pillars, shimmering masses, and reniform (kidney-shaped). It rarely crystalizes, but is often found as microscopic crystal crusts. Malachite can also be a pseudomorph of a different mineral or replace another mineral by taking over its form. Common malachite pseudomorphs are azurite and cuprite, as prismatic, tabular, re-entrant twins, or thin splinter forms. Malachite has a long history with humanity spanning well over 6,000 years. Famous malachite pieces include a high quality 30 ton piece extracted from the Russian "Nadezhnaya" pit of the Mednorudyansky. The famed Malachite room of the Winter Palace in St. Petersberg, Russia holds a giant room filled with Malachite from pillars, to a giant malachite vase. This short unit study will guide you on both a scientific and historic journey to learn about the Peacock Stone! This unit includes the following: 1). Profusely illustrated PowerPoint slides using beautiful photographs (the PowerPoint is the main textbook for the unit study) 2). A study guide 2). PowerPoint Interaction Questions 3). Connections with ancient history and geography 4). Journal Entry template 5). Malachite Web Resources link on the Rocks & Minerals course website 6). NatureGlo’s eScience student project rubric 7). An accordion foldable malachite timeline template for a lapbook, journal or interactive notebook 9). Template Answer Keys 9). One Quiz 10). PowerPoint Interaction Questions & Quiz Answer Key

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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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