Collaborate with your eighth grade science teacher and help your students discover their creative side with this lesson plan developed by Paula Trapani-Wiener. Students can learn all about minerals and then create an original cartoon character based on their favorite mineral.
The editors at School Library Connection/reVIEWS+ recommend the following print and digital resources for integration with this lesson. Subscribers can access reviews on our website via the hyperlinks.
- DePrisco, Dorothea. Smithsonian Discover: Earth. Baker & Taylor, 2015.
- Dingle, Adrian. How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients. Owl Books, 2013.
- Gale Group (Cengage Learning). Science in Context. 2015.
- Goldsmith, Connie. Dietary Supplements: Harmless, Helpful, or Hurtful? Twenty-First Century Books, 2015.
- Latta, Sara L. Positive Reaction!: A Crash Course in Science. Capstone Press, 2015.
- Scholastic Library Publishing. Grolier Online. 2011.
- Schutten, Jan Paul. The Mystery of Life: How Nothing Became Everything. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015.
- World Book, Inc. World Book Online. 2015.
We also recommend these websites:
- Rocks and Minerals. http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kidzone.html
- The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom. http://www.minerals.net/
- Minerals Information. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/