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Geology Kitchen #1 - What is a Mineral?
From YouTube, produced by Explorer Multimedia
Episode 1 introduces the concept of a mineral. Minerals are defined by five criteria. (05:44)
September 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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Ages: 7 - 12
Mineral Identification with Tim and Moby
From mcgraw-hill.com, produced by BrainPOP
Is that a giant diamond or a piece of quartz? Learn how to identify minerals with Tim and Moby in this BrainPOP movie. A quiz is also included with this link.  (Approximate run time 2:00)
Found by begamatt in Minerals
May 31, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Geology Kitchen #2 - Identifying Minerals
From YouTube, produced by Explorer Multimedia
Episode 2 expands on the mineral concept by discussing the characteristics of minerals used in mineral identification. (04:32)
September 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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Ages: 8 - 12
Minerals - by StudyJams
From scholastic.com, produced by Scholastic
Minerals are either elements or compounds with a crystalline structure that make up rocks or are dissolved in water.  They have many properties including streak, luster, color, hardness, and structure.  Learn more about minerals with this slide show ... [more]
Found by begamatt in Minerals
May 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Secrets in the Salt
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, take a trip to an underground salt deposit that formed 250 million years ago to search for evidence of ancient life. Learn about the formation of the salt deposit and observe as scientists dril... [more]
Found by begamatt in Minerals
September 29, 2010 at 04:05 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
How Things Work : How Is Iron Mined?
From YouTube, produced by Paul Volniansky
Iron is generally found near the surface and is mined, in the form of iron oxide, with the use of large machines. Find out how iron is mined from math and science teacher Steve Jones. There are English captions.
May 11, 2010 at 08:17 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Identifying Minerals : Garnet
From YouTube, produced by eHow
Garnets are a specific type of mineral that is most commonly found in metamorphic rocks, and they come in different colors and sizes depending on their chemical composition. Discover how garnets are examples of a fairly hard mineral with help from a ... [more]
Found by begamatt in Minerals
December 23, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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Ages: 3 - 11
Rock Stars
From sciencefriday.com, produced by Science Friday
In 1968, the New Jersey Senate decreed the town of Franklin a geological wonder: "The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World." Over 350 different minerals have been found in the area, ninety of which glow brilliantly under ultraviolet light. There ... [more]
December 26, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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Ages: 9 - 15
Mineral Characteristics
From YouTube
This storybook video gives good information on mineral properties. Graphics and visuals are very good. The 5 characteristics of minerals are discussed. There are 7 basic shapes of minerals. This is a great resource to use in conjunction with non-fict... [more]
Found by porter1526 in Minerals
July 8, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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Ages: 9 - 13
Minerals in Our Environment (Interactive)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
Minerals are all around us. They're in our kitchens and bathrooms, our classrooms and school buildings, and our cars and bicycles. In this interactive resource adapted from the U.S. Geological Survey, find out which minerals are found in items you pr... [more]
May 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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