Sample of slides of information for Wavelite by Isabella:
This activity has become a yearly tradition and I leave the mineral cubes hanging in my classroom from May of one year to the following May, then return it them in 7th grade.
- Google Slides Template – students will make a copy and share their slides with you. All information and images are placed inside of the 4in x 4in text box
- Students will research and work on their slides during 2-3 class periods, the rest is on their own time, including crafting and designing the mineral cube
- I give students a 6x6x6 cardboard box, but they can make one of their own out of any type of cardboard, such as cereal boxes.
- Mineral Cube Choices and Rubric Spreadsheet: Student can choose any mineral of their choice (there are over 3,000 named minerals) but their mineral has to be used for something, it can’t be a collector’s sample or very rare. We have a draft pick and no two students can have the same mineral.
- Mineral Guides:
- Websites such as:
Sample of a completed cube with information cut out and cube assembled and decorated: