Rocks/Minerals 2022-2023

This page is set up to allow Calkins Road MS Science Olympiads in the Rocks and Minerals  Section to access material that I have introduced at weekly meetings.  I plan to add to this weekly from December 2022 until the event on March 4th.

Ultimately, there will be 3 sections (General Info, Introduction to Rocks and Minerals on the List,  and Stations/Quizzes.

General Material:

Rocks and Minerals (List and Rules): The list of minerals and rocks that you will be learning is on page 1. Please read pages 2-3 and ask any questions, we will review all these items at our first meeting.

Mineral Properties: Introduction to Mineral Properties, Cleavage, Hardness, Crystal Forms, Luster, & Fracture (added November 20)

Minerals and Gems: One-page list matching minerals to their gems (added January 23)

Science Olympiad Website for Rocks and Minerals –  A very informative page with material on the rocks and minerals you need to know and their properties.  Added January 20 – PLEASE REVIEW

Introduction to Rocks and Minerals on the List:

Stations/Quizzes (from previous year)

Rock and Mineral Study Sets (Added February 23)

We used samples from these four boxes during the past month or so. It is never as easy with pictures, but perhaps viewing them here will help you remember.

Retired, collecting minerals and stamps, growing flowers and vegetables, and when the spirit moves, toying with technology