Grade 6 Earth Sciences
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. [Clarification Statement: Examples of the design process include examining human environmental impacts, assessing the kinds of solutions that are feasible, and designing and evaluating solutions that could reduce that impact. Examples of human impacts can include water usage (such as the withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or the construction of dams and levees), land usage (such as urban development, agriculture, or the removal of wetlands), and pollution (such as air, water, or land).]
Objective(s): Students will be able to…
- Students will learn about minerals, how they relate to the different objects around us, and identify the uses of those various minerals through the study of toothpaste.
-Students will be able to apply the scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment (mining).
- Students will be able to make a connection between the minerals we have around us and how they are used in our everyday lives.
- Students will also learn and understand ,as the demand for minerals increases, why minerals are important to our everyday lives.
As you look around, traces of minerals can be found all around you.
Over the years, Minerals have been used to make, fix, build, and create the world around use. To get a better idea of the various types of minerals their are and their uses, view the following........ Minerals and their uses
Think about the large variety of toothpaste brands out there. Have you ever thought about what ingredients are involved in making them?
Using Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides, create 3 separate slides, providing images and the proof of connection your items has with the four minerals found in toothpaste.
In a quest to make a connection between the minerals we have around us and how they are use in our everyday lives, at your house/apartment, take a photo of and list 3 different items that consist of 1 or more of the four common minerals found in toothpaste.