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What! This Isn't a Rock? / SIMS
My students need mineral sets to use in their study of "Inside the Restless Earth."
Do you know the difference in a rock and a mineral? Unfortunately most of our students don't either! My students need exposure to minerals that are not available in our local area.
Our school is located in Arkansas.
We are a middle level building, housing 6th-8th grades. My students attend eighth grade in a school that is in a rural setting. Over 50% of the student population receive free or reduced price meals. A large majority of my students come from homes that live below the poverty level. My students are inquisitive and anxious to learn new information. They are very tactile in their learning type.
I am requesting four sets of minerals. These will greatly enhance the learning that takes place during the unit of study "Inside a Restless Earth." Living in Arkansas, my students are only exposed to a small number of minerals in the natural setting. By supplementing with the sets they will be able to see, touch, and test minerals from all over the world.
An old Chinese Proverb says, "I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." What a excellent way to understand the importance of minerals in our society and world! My students will use the mineral sets to learn the steps in the identification process. This information will be used on our annual geology field study.
Again, my students do not have the exposure to any type of mineral industry in our area.
With this information they will become better stewards of our natural resources, learn how minerals are used, and develop an understanding of the natural process of earth.
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