Illinois State Museum Tracy Trimpe
Geology Online Lesson Plans
Havana Junior High School
Illinois State Museum
Lesson #1 - GeoHunt
Students will gain an understanding of the role of rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels in providing the materials we find in our homes, schools, and communities through a game and scavenger hunt for items made from geological resources.
Lesson Plan - GeoHunt_LP.doc
Cards - GeoHunt_Cards.pdf
Tags - GeoHunt_Tags.pdf
* Graphics for the GeoHunt Cards are from ArtToday Member Collection.
Lesson #2 - Mighty Minerals
Students will be able to perform basic identification tests to describe the physical and chemical characteristics of minerals. In addition, students will be able to identify important uses for common minerals in Illinois.
Lesson Plan - Mighty Minerals_LP.doc
"What is a mineral?" Worksheet - Mighty Minerals_MinWkst.pdf
Mineral ID Guide - Mighty Minerals_IDGuide.pdf
Mineral ID Chart - Mighty Mineral_Chart.pdf
Project Information and Worksheet - Mighty Minerals_Proj.pdf
Lesson #3 - Sediment Sleuths
Students will be able to identify common rocks and minerals that are found in a specific region of the state through the analysis of samples of sediments from local ponds, streams, or rivers.
Lesson Plan - SedimentSleuths_LP.doc
Project Worksheet - SedimentSleuths_Wkst.pdf
Extension Lesson Worksheet - Sediment Sleuths_Bottles.pdf
Lesson #4 - Project Geode
Students will collect data about the physical characteristics of a geode and determine a method for predicting the internal structure.
Lesson Plan - ProjectGeode_LP.doc
Data Cards - ProjectGeode_DCard.pdf
Also available ... Lesson Plan Overview - ISMOverview_TTrimpe.doc