Ken Bladh

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activity

Physical Properties of Minerals and Determinative Techniques part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities
This activity uses cooperative learning to identify minerals in hand sample based on physical properties. The "Jigsaw" pedagogy upon which this lab is based provides the environment for four succeeding labs in which the students learn the megascopic characteristic properties, chemical composition, and a geologic significance for each of approximately 100 minerals.