2.01 Describe and evaluate the properties of several minerals.
United Streaming : Rocks: The Solid Earth Materials #1 (20:00)With the help of a Rock Wizard and a little imagination, students discover that the Earth is made up of rocks, and rocks are made of minerals. Discover the three ways rocks are formed and many of the properties of rocks and mineralsâ€”like size, shape, color, and texture.
2.02 Recognize that minerals have a definte chemical composition and structure, resulting in specific physical properties including:
United Streaming :Geologist's Notebook: What Exactly Are Minerals? (10:00) Minerals are everywhere in our lives - underfoot, in our home, in our jewelry, and even in our bones. This video explains in depth, the chemical structure of Minerals, and looks at properties geologists use to identify them, such as hardness, luster, cleavage, and crystal form. It also explains the relationship between Minerals and rocks, how we obtain Minerals of value to us, and how Minerals grow into crystals.
2.03 Explain how rocks are composed of minerals.
United Streaming : Rocks: The Solid Earth Materials #2 (27:00)Travel deep inside the Earth to discover how rocks and minerals are formed, to learn about the three types of rock, and to understand how rocks change over time through weathering and erosion. See the entire rock cycle and learn how geologists determine the properties of rocks. Learn about the structure and composition of minerals.
United Streaming :Rocks and Minerals: The Hard Facts (17:00)Students travel with a geologist and explore what the earth is made of. The geologist performs simple tests identifying minerals, which make up most rocks, including quartz and crystals. Students are shown how rocks are formed as well as their properties and characteristics. Included are: igneous rock formation, lava, sedimentary rock, fossil in rock and metamorphic rock. The earth's crust and mantle are in a constant cycle of movement and change. These processes can change one kind of rock into another.
2.04 Show that different rocks have different properties.
United Streaming :Geologist's Notebook: Three Rocks (11:00)This video looks at three stones - a piece of igneous, a piece of sedimentary, and a piece of metamorphic rock - and investigates how they formed, and how they relate to one another through the rock cycle.
The Rock Cycle & 3 types http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/rockcycle.htm
2.05 Discuss and Communicate the uses of rocks and minerals.
United Streaming: Uses of Rocks and Minerals (18:00)The rocks and minerals that form within the Earth are used to make many important materials. Witness how rocks are mined, processed, and then constructed into glass, cement, bricks, houses, roads, and other objects used in our everyday lives.
Common Minerals and their uses.
2.06 Classify rocks and rock-forming minerals using student-made rules.
2.07 Identify and discuss different rocks and minerals in North Carolina including their role in geologic formations and distinguishing geologic regions.