CE-MIST Student Programs at the RPSEC
Minerals, Ores, and Fossil Fuels: Students learn to identify minerals by examining key properties of excellent specimens; then they identify 10 unknown minerals using a dichotomous key. Valuable products made from earth resources are discussed throughout the program.
8-3.4 Explain how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks
are interrelated in the rock cycle.
8-3.5 Summarize the importance of minerals, ores, and fossil fuels as Earth resources on the basis of their physical and chemical properties.
8-5.3 Summarize the changes that occurred in South Carolina agriculture and industry during the late nineteenth century, including changes in crop production in various regions, and the growth of the textile industry in the Upcountry.
8-2.1 Compare/contrast central ideas within
and across informational texts.
8-3.2 Analyze the meaning of words by using Greek and Latin roots and affixes within texts.
8-2.6 Analyze information from graphic features (for example, charts and graphs) in informational texts.
Please direct inquiries to:
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
USCA, 471 University Parkway, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313
URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/CE-MISTSP/Minerals.html (January 2009)