4th Grade – Science – Unit 7: Minerals

Dear 4th Graders,

I have prepared a few extra resources for the new unit of Science, Minerals. I really hope you find them interesting and useful. But before you start your journey, why don’t you ask your parents to sit down with you? 🙂

Well first of all, some interesting websites:

http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/minerals/index.htm (This website gives short descriptions and photographs of over a hundred minerals and rocks, plus other information about minerals.
http://www.rocksforkids.com/ (Information about rocks and minerals, links to other related pages and pictures of rocks)
http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/K_12.html (See how minerals are used in your house. Games. The rock cycle)

Now some videos:

Rocks, minerals and the rock cycle.

Very interesting one about… gold

This is also interesting because you can see a granite quarry and how they blast the mountain to crush all the rock.

This video shows the cutting of a diamond and the making of a diamond ring. It has no sound.

What do you think? I really would like to see your comments. C’mon!
So say we all!!

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