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Front Cover for Teacher’s resource booklet
Lesson Plan Introduction
Activity Table of Contents
Learning Expectations and Outcomes.
This lesson introduces students to the physical properties of aggregates and some of the terms used to differentiate between different types of aggregate.
In this exercise, students construct stones from common ingredients.
Students create an grid to relate the different properties of aggregate.
A brief quiz covering information learned to this point.
This lesson covers some common uses of aggregate, as well as some uses you may never have thought of!
A short story
A crossword puzzle using much of the vocabulary used in this unit.
This section provides an overview to the poster activity, which challenges the students to use visual clues to identify the many uses of aggregate in their community.
Key for the “Local Supply” mathematical exercise.
Lesson 19 provides an introduction to the controls and regulatory bodies overseeing the Aggregate Industry
All the details a teacher needs to organize a field trip to a local aggregate facility including: what to expect; who to contact; and educational benefits.