Program of Studies
3.5.2: Given a description of the properties of a particular rock or mineral, identify a sample rock or mineral that matches those properties. Properties that students should be able to describe and interpret include:
3.5.2.b: lustre or ?shininess?; e.g., shiny, dull, glassy, metallic, earthy
3.5.2.d: hardness, based on scratch tests with available materials
3.5.2.f: crystal shape for minerals, or overall pattern of rocks.
3.5.3: Describe and classify a group of rocks and minerals, based upon the above properties.
3.7.5: Identify the intended purpose and use of structures to be built, and explain how knowing the intended purpose and use helps guide decisions regarding materials and design.
3.7.6: Understand that simple designs are often as effective as more complex ones, as well as being easier and cheaper to build, and illustrate this understanding with a practical example.
3.8.5: Apply procedures to test different designs.
Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019