Rocks and Minerals as Resources
Important background information for teachers.
A table of common minerals and their properties.
Students explore what makes a mineral, a mineral...
Student create their own crystals.
Students examine the physical properties used to classify minerals.
Students examine Mohs Scale of Hardness in further detail using a range of examples.
This web search activity asks students to compare the composition of Earth's crust with that of common rocks.
This document providees information on just how rich in resources WA and Australia are. It also suggests an activity for students.
Students bring together all of their learning from this unit of work to think about how common materials are formed and why they are used for each purpose.
Students explore uses of rocks and minerals around the home.