WebQuest

Rocks & Minerals: How We Use Them & How We Get To Them

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Listed below are the steps you need to take to complete your WebQuest. At the very bottom of this page you will find all the website resources you need to visit to complete your worksheet. After you have answered all the questions on your worksheet, go to the next step in the WebQuest labeled "Evaluation" to get directions for your final task.

“Uses of Rocks and Minerals”

  1. Visit the first website resource: Uses of Rocks and Minerals.
  2. Read the introductory paragraph.
  3. Read the chart that lists the names, types, and uses of different rocks.
  4. On your worksheet, find the chart labeled "Important Uses of Rocks and Minerals."
  5. Notice that some of the chart is already filled in for you.
  6. Using the information from the website, fill in the rest of the chart.


"Rock and Mineral Uses from Rockman”

  1. Visit the second website resource: Rock and Mineral Uses from Rockman.
  2. Read the first few introductory sentences.
  3. Answer the question on your worksheet based on what you just read.
  4. Find the chart on your worksheet labeled "Rock, Mineral, and Metal Uses."
  5. Using the information from the website, fill in the chart with 3 different rocks, minerals, or metals and their uses.


“Let’s Do Some Cyber Prospecting!”

  1. Visit the third website resource: Let’s Do Some Cyber Prospecting!
  2. Find the chart on your worksheet labeled “Cyber Prospecting!”
  3. On the website, click on three states and list the mineral(s) found there in the chart.


“Some Types of Mines”

  1. Visit the fourth website resource: Some Types of Mines.
  2. Look at the diagram and take note of the different types of mines.
  3. Using the information from the diagram, answer the question on your worksheet.


“Mining 101: The Importance of Mining”

  1. Visit the fifth website resource: Mining 101.
  2. Before going through the slideshow, read the questions on your worksheet to know what information you’re looking for.
  3. Using the information from the slideshow, answer the questions found on your worksheet.


“Sweet Child of Mine: The Effects of Strip Mining on the Children in the Appalachia”

  1. Visit the sixth website resource: Sweet Child of Mine: The Effects of Strip Mining on the Children in the Appalachia.
  2. Read the question on your worksheet before watching the video.
  3. Using the information from the diagram, answer the question on your worksheet.

Attachments


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  • Uses of Rocks and Minerals
    Description: Here you will learn the importance of rocks and minerals. You will also find some examples of specific rocks and minerals, and how we use them in our everyday lives.

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  • Some Types of Mines
    Description: This diagram shows various different types of mines that are created to get to minerals and rocks.

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  • Rock and Mineral Uses from Rockman
    Description: Here is a more extensive (bigger and longer) list of specific rocks and minerals and their uses. This site also lists about how much rocks and minerals a person on average uses during their lifetime.


Description: This YouTube video shows footage of a coal strip mine that is located 225 feet from Marsh Fork Elementary School, in Sundial, West Virginia. It goes into some detail about the effects of the mine on the environment and the children. There are a few images shown of children with hives, blisters, and rashes due to environmental effects of the strip mine.

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