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Imagine that you are the owner of a mineral mine.  Please write three paragraphs about your mine and include:


-         The type of mineral that is mined (gold and silver are not an option)

-         The location of the mine

-         The mining method used

-         The benefits of the mine

-         The impacts of the mine


If you’d like to do a little research about the mineral, you are welcome to use a tablet during class. You have the entire class period to write three paragraphs, so make them good.


If you finish early, begin drawing a picture of your mine. 

Mineral Formation Reading-  Click on the link above, Read pages 145 - 150 and answer the following questions in your notes:
1)  What are the two most common elements in the earth's crust
2)  What is a 'silicate'?
3)  What are the other mineral families or classes? 
4)  Describe the elements in the other mineral families
5)  List and describe the different tests used to identify an unknown mineral.
Minerals Quiz Tuesday - Over the 4 part definition and 2 ways minerals  form. 

Excel Spreadsheet Rupric  
   Your group must have the following:
        1.  An x y scatter plot showing the temperature graph for each of the four conditions.
        2.  The chart must have the axes labeled and a unique symbology for each condition.  ( Example - Line, dotted line, diamonds, circles)
        3.  A linear trend line of one of the lines showing the equation, r-squared value, slope.
        4.  All of this is copied and pasted onto a word document, printed, and turned in with your lab write up.  This is half of the grade.  

Conversion Instructions For Snow Water Equivalent Lab

To convert cm of SWE to gallons on the football field we need to convert the depth we calculated in cm to feet, then convert the area of the football field from yards into feet, multiply those together to get cubic feet of water, and finally convert cubic feet to gallons.  Here are the steps:

1)  Convert SWE average from cm to feet - divide average depth from all groups by 30 it is now in feet; 

2) Convert football field from yards to feet by multiplying each dimension 120 yards long and 50 yards wide by 3 (3 feet in a yard);

3)  Calculate area of football filed multiplying length of field (in feet) by width (in feet); 

4) Convert everything to cubic feet by multiplying depth in feet (calculation from step 1) x  football field area 

5) Convert cubic feet to gallons - Multiply cubic feet by 7.5 gallons/cubic foot to get gallons.  (For example if you had 10 cubic feet it would be 75 gallons)

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