Workshops and Institutes

Common Core Literacy & Science Standards: Mineral Formation and Properties

November 24, 2013


This one day workshop focuses on using the Guggenheim Hall of Minerals to understand the physical and chemical properties of minerals and investigate mineral forming environments. Teachers will experience pre, during and post field trip activities that embed science content in Common Core aligned reading and writing tasks. Discussions with colleagues will provide an opportunity for teachers to differentiate lessons for their students.

Teachers will receive copies of the Educator’s Guide as well as a set of resources that include, essays, videos, and a flash drive containing digital resources such as SMART board materials and images from the exhibits. In addition teachers will take home a volume of pre-instruction assessment probes from the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. 

This workshop is for teachers of grades 6-12.


Funding for this workshop has been provided through the generous support of The Louis Calder Foundation.