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12/21/2006

Click on the links below to see today's lab exercise.

IF you didn't finish the last lab please complete it first - you'll find it listed below the line.

If you have tests for which you need to study, you may also do that - just keep busy, and enjoy.


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12/8/2005

Click on the first link below to see today's lab exercise. The second link contains the study guide for tomorrow's test.


Volcanoes!





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12/5/2005
Test tomorrow over chapter 6...

Click on the first link below to see today's lab exercise. The second link contains the study guide for tomorrow's test.


Sedimentary Rocks!





Chapter 6 study guide




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11/28/2005

Click on the following web site; read it, use the links to answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper, print out ONLY the sheets indicated, and pay attention to the photographs.


Metamorphic Rocks!



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11/8/2005

Click on the following web site; read it, use the links to answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper, and pay attention to the photographs.


Mineral Properties Link


1. How can minerals be identified absolutely?

2. What are the defining marks for a mineral?

3. Describe an idealized physical property.

4. (color) Why is color usually NOT a good property to use in identifying a mineral?

5. What causes color in minerals?

6. Explain how trace elements affect a mineral's color.

7. What element causes Azurite to have its blue color?

8. What is LUSTER? (Copy the examples!)

9. What is the technical term for transparency?

10. Explain the difference between transparent, translucent, and opaque.

11. (crystal systems) What is responsible for the outward shape of a crystal?

12. List and identify (describe)the 7 crystallographic systems.

13. What is cleavage?

14. How are different terms used to describe cleavage?

15. What is fracture?

16. What is hardness as related to minerals?

17. List Moh's hardness scale.

18. List the revised scale (common object hardnesses only)

19. How is specific gravity related to density?

20. What are striations?

21. What causes striations on a crystal?



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10/26/2005

In your notebook, take notes over the following web sites - yes, all of them - and especially watch the animation video of salt dissolving in water and describe what happens. Make sure you include terminology -describing the main ideas of each web site.


Science Museum




Bonding




Covalent compounds




How Atoms Work




Ionic Compounds




All About Molecules




All About Water




Salt dissolving in water animation



Covalent bonding




Chemical formulas



Elements, Atoms, and molecules


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Below are web sites to explore when you are finished with the exercise above.

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discovery.com




Scientific American




National Geographic



N.G. Photo of the day



Astronomy Photo of the day



Earth Science Photo of the day


Keeping up to date....

discover.com




space.com




LiveScience.com




Spaceweather.com



Games....and interactives...

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