Preparing for Mineral Identification

Grade 8 / Science / Scaffolding

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12 minutes


Prepare for a rigorous mineral identification lab

Questions to Consider

  • What role does formative assessment play in Mr. Olive's classroom?
  • How does the teacher prepare his students for mineral identification?
  • As students work in small groups, what strategies does the teacher use to help them succeed?

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Supporting Materials

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  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Student Work.PDF

  • Handout: Lab Team Directions.PDF

  • Handout: Mineral Unit Framework.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

  • Mineral Identification PowerPoint Presentation.PDF

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