About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Earth Materials chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Minerals||Mineral properties and structures|
|Tuesday||Rocks||Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks|
|Wednesday||Soil and Water||Soil composition, properties of water|
|Thursday||Metals||Metal properties, extraction from ores|
|Friday||Precious Rocks||Economic value, formation processes|
1. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water
Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.
2. How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life
The earth can be a very complex system with many different interacting parts. But, at its base, it is made up of four main materials that make life on Earth possible for both plants and animals.
3. Other Earth Materials: Metals and Precious Rocks
Our planet contains a variety of natural resources that we rely on to survive. Some of these resources, including metals and precious rocks, are less common than others and serve unique functions.
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