Rocks & Minerals may sound boring & pointless. But each individual sample tells a story about the Earth. Studying the character-istics tells us the journey magma or sediment has taken beneath our feet to reach the surface. Not care-ing about our planet's behavior's is pure ignorance.
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I distribute different types of rocks to students and instruct them to complete this graphic organizer. They draw their rock and describe its properties (color, luster, streak, hardness, break, and texture).