Monday, February 7, 2011

How are Minerals Used?

Minerals are found in things you use everyday.  Some things you may already know, but some of the mierals you use may suprise you.  Check out the following link:

Complete the following activities, Minerals are Everywhere and Mineral Mix-n-Match.
Make sure to select the 'play again with a new set of objects' choice at least 3 times for each activity.

Once you completed these activites post the names of some of the minerals you have learned as well as the uses for these minerals.

160 comments:

VAIVE DREW :) said...

some of the minerals we've learned about are gold which is used for teeth because it dosent rust and is strong. aluminium which is strong, lightweight, rigid. we also learned about a thermometer which is made of mercurey

by Drew Vaive and Brendan McWilliams

PAPATHANAS,ANTHONY said...

We know quartz iron gypsum and a bunch of other ones like what oes into cast or culterly.

By anthony and tommy.

Reichling,Alex said...

i learned about hematite(iron)gypsum, and gold. Hematite can be used for cars. Gypsum is used for cement. Gold is used for jewellery.

Wall, Alexandra said...

Gold is used in density to make cavity filling.Quartz is used to make windows/glass. Gypsum is used to make casts for broken bones. Kaolinite is used in medicines and lotions. Graphite is used to make pencils.Illite is used to make house bricks and tiles.

***************Megan Sheridan and Alexandra Wall*******************

VAIVE DREW :) said...

alex is correct but gold can also be used for teeth because it dosent rust but all the rest of your info is correct

Drew Vaive, Brendan McWilliams

PAPATHANAS,ANTHONY said...

i agree with drew. e do use gold because it dosent rust as fast and it is strnger. and that mucery is in themothers.

by: Anthony and tommy.

Royer Rachel said...

Names of some minerals are quartz,gysum, aluminium,limestone,clay,gold chromium,and iron(hematite).
Quartz is used to make glass.
Gold is used to make jewerly.
Clay and limestone are used for ceramic plant pots.
Iron and chromium is used to make stainless steel cutlery.
Aluminiumn is used for aeroplanes.
Gysum is used for to plaster casts.
There are many more minerals with many more ways to use them.

Rachel Royer and Deborah Park

kaleb.quinlan said...
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Evan Triplett said...

Quarts is used to make glass.Hemite is iron and used for cars.Gympus is used for cement.

kiphart,shane said...

rock are in our every day things such as bulinding house Building a house
In the kitchen
Around the home
Transport and technology
Neat and tidy
Health and medicine
and those are some of the plase we use rocks every day ciment has the following material clayEasy to shape and sticky when wet
Quick to set (or harden)
Strong and rigid when set
Impermeable when set ted youg and maily from $$$$$SHANE KIPHART:]:}$$$$$

kiphart,shane said...

i agree with danial becuase he is right rock are in every thing day

Royer Rachel said...

Drew:
Gold isnt just used for teeth and its not because it doesnt rust and is strong.Its also used to make gold jewerly.

Rachel Royer and Deborah Park

anonymous said...
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oleary stephanie said...

the minerals we learned about are aluminum,glass,iron,gold,quartz,gypsum which is used for cement. this is made by stephanie o. and sydney keiser, y'all~~~~~

anonymous said...

Wolframite makes lightbulbs.
Quartz makes windows.
Bauxite makes airplanes.
Gold is used to make jewlery; it is flexible, does not rust, and is rare.
Clay is used to make ceramic pots; it is strong, impermeable, rigid, and easy to shape when wet.
Gypsum makes plaster; it is strong, rigid, quick to set, and easy to shape when wet.
~ETHAN MERCURIO SYDNEY KILGORE AND MADSION SCHNELL!!!!!!!!!!!

kaleb.quinlan said...

Quartz is used to make glass. Iron is used to make cars. Gypsum is used to make cement and casts. Gold is used to make jewlry. Illite is used to make pots. Bauxite is used to make aeroplanes. Hematite is used to make siverware or cutlury.

Kaleb Quinlan and Daniel O'Hearn

batmanstake said...

silverware is used to eat food and is made of Magnetite goethite and chromite. Bauxite ilmenite and rutile are used to make the metal parts of aeroplane. screws are used to put things together and are made by magnetite sphalerite and Goethite. Quartz is used to make the chips inside the computer.
YAHANZ VELASQUEZ

anonymous said...

Evan, gypsum is used for plaster, which makes casts.

ETHAN MERCURIO sydney kilgore MADISON SCHNELL

Wall, Alexandra said...

Rachel, we are wondering how the minerals are formed and how the gold gets shaped into jewelry.

George McFarren said...

Magnetite and goethite are minerals that have a lot of iron and are used to make steel. Steel is mixed with chromium to stop it from rusting. Chromium comes from the mineral chromite. Illite is a clay mineral used to make house bricks and tiles. Aluminium cans and foil are made from a material called bauxite. Tin cans are made from steel and coated in tin. Steel comes from the iron rich minerals like goethite, and tin comes from cassiterite.

Adam Lyons George McFarren

batmanstake said...

i agree with evan because iron and hemite are used to make cars. YAHANZ VELASQUEZ

kaleb.quinlan said...

Kaleb and Daniel agree with shane because minerals are used all around the house.

George McFarren said...

I agree with Alex because gold is used for jewlry.

George McFarren Adam Lyons

Steelers should have won.

anonymous said...

We disaggree with drew and brendan becasue gold is used to make jewlery not a whole mouth of teeth, just 1 or 2.

ETHAN MERCURIO SYDNEY KILGORE MADISON SCHNELL

Reichling,Alex said...

@ drew i didn't see anything about being used fpr gold teeth.

anonymous said...

hailey hoover, lexy jones,
& abby jaspers
minerals are used for many different things such as:
Halite is made into salt.corundum is used to make emery.gold is used in circut boards.kaoline is made into medicine.titanium can be used for paint.talc is used for makeup. aluminumcan also known as bauxite can be made into frying pans, cans, and airplanes. quartz is mad into glass/windows.iron is used for steel, like the steel in cars.limestone, clay, and gypsum are all used for cement.gold is made into jewelery and many people wear it. clay is also used to make ceramic thigns like plant pots. a mineral by the name of gypsum is used for maiking the plaster that make casts. chromium is used to make stainless steel cutlery. wolframite which can also be known as tungsten is made into light bulbs. halite is made into soda crystsls. graphite is used in pencils. copper is used in pipes and power cords. fluorite is iused for toothpaste. silver is made into film. cinnabar also known as mercury is used in making thermometers. kaolin is used for mugs.lllite is used to make bricks.

anonymous said...

@ george & adam
we did not know that lllite is usede in making tiles we knew it was used for house bricks though.

Elizabeth Spaulding said...

Some names of minerals are quartz,gysum,aluminium,limestone,
clay,gold chromium,and iron(hematite).
Examples:
Quartz is used to make glass.
Gold is used to make jewerly.
Clay and limestone are used for ceramic plant pots.
There are many more minerals with many more ways to use them.

Elizabeth Spaulding & Ben McGinnis

Elizabeth Spaulding said...

Drew:
Gold isnt just used for teeth because it doesnt rust and it's strong.(It can be used to make gold jewelry as well)

And Evan, gypsum is used in plaster, which can make casts.

Elizabeth Spaulding & Ben McGinnis

Breadon,Zac said...

titanium can be used for paint talc is sometimes used for makeup.
some of the minerals we've learned about are gold which is used for teeth because it dosent rust and is strong.
By: hannah granger & Zac Breadon

A, Owen said...

Some minerals we have learned about include quartz which is used to make glass, some other minerals are limestone or clay which can be used for cement, iron which is what cars are made of cars. Gold is a very valuable mineral which is often used as jewelry. Some of these minerals we use in everday life and we don't even know it. I think it is funny that some of the things we use in everyday life are made of minerals.

- Michael Van Schoik & Owen A.

anonymous said...

impermeable, rigid, and easy to shape when wet.
Gold is used in density to make cavity filling.
Quartz is used to make glass.
Gold is used to make jewerly.
Clay is used to make ceramic pots; it is strong, impermeable, rigid, and easy to shape when wet.
Graphite is used to make pencils.Gypsum makes plaster
Iron and chromium is used to make stainless steel cutlery.

~Kailey Carter And Taylor Roberts~

anonymous said...

We learned about hemitite, which is used to make cars, gypsum; used to make cement, gold'used to make jewelry and teeth, and illite or clay; used to make clay pots.

Hunter Steimle and Abby Bacher.

anonymous said...

Some mineras are:
quartz, gysum, limestone,aluminium,gold ,clay chromium,and iron. Gold-used to make jewlery. Quartz-used to make glass. Limestone and Clay - ceramic plante pots. Chromium& Iron are used to make stainless steel cutlery. Aluminiumn is used for aeropplanes. Gysum is used for to plaster casts. There are a lot mroe minerals and more ways to use them.

-Corissa Sturm& Jordan Harbour

anonymous said...

We learned about gypsum, which makes casts,cement, and is easy to shape when wet. We also learned about hematite, which is also known as iron, used to make cans and silverware,and is strong. We learned that flouride is used in toothpaste, copper is used in piping, graphite is used in pencils, and gold is used in tooth fillings and jewelery.
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Breadon,Zac said...

Anthony how do you know this? Maby some back-pu info would help
By: hannah & Zac breadon

anonymous said...

Drew gold is not made for teeth it should be made for jewlery.

~Kailey Carter And Taylor Roberts~

anonymous said...

hematite is iron and makes cars. limestone, clay and gypsum are mixed together to make cement. quartz makes glass. gold makes jewelrey. illite is clay that is great for making pots.bauxit is aluminium that makes air planes.

kelly rogers

Brady Farmer said...

The minerals were quartz,graphite,gold,copper fluorite,iron,silver,mercury,kaolin,aluminum,gypsum,lllite,corundum,halite,chromium,talc,and titanium.Gold is used for teeth so it does not rust.

anonymous said...

hematite is iron and makes cars. limestone, clay and gypsum are mixed together to make cement. quartz makes glass. gold makes jewelrey. illite is clay that is great for making pots.bauxit is aluminium that makes air planes.

ally oakes

anonymous said...

We agree with owen and michael we also think its really cool and funny that most the stuff we use today is made from minerals.THATS SO COOL.

ABBY BACHER AND HUNTER STEIMLE

Breadon,Zac said...

How does Hematit work on cars Alex? Whad does it do? Does is help the car? Hopefully you can help us get the answer!
By: hannah granger & zac breadon

A, Owen said...

I agree with Drew and Alexandra, they both say that gold can be used for teeth which is another way that minerals are used. I forgot that golds can be used for that. Your also right Kaleb that gypsum can be used to make cement and so can clay and limestone.

- Michael V.S. & Owen

Brady Farmer said...

I agree with Drew Vaive.If gold ever rusted in your teeth it would tastes bad in your mouth so they use gold so it will not rust in your mouth.

anonymous said...

quartz make mirrors.
gympusm makes casts.
iron makes cuterly.
tungsten makes lightbulbs.
halite makes soda crystal.


quartz is used to make several diffrent glass objects.

minerials contain iron that helps us make cars.

limestone,clay and gympson ared to make cement.

gold is used to make jewelrey.

jr miller

anonymous said...

Clay is a thermal insulator, strong and rigid when fired, easy to shape when wet. Clay is in bricks and tiles.
Quartz is transparent, hard, rigid, and it's in windows.
Mercury is a liquid and exapands when heated. It is in thermometers.
Marissa&Chase

anonymous said...

no drew gold isnt made for teeth ha ha very funny and first thats a dumb answer and second no duh jewlrey is made out of gold.

ally oakes and kelly rogers

anonymous said...

@ Shane Kiphart
You need to list the things specific minerals are used for, not just rocks for a broad topic. An example would be wolfarmite in lightbulbs.
@ Drew Vaive
gold is not strong it is actually quite weak which is how you tell it apart from pyrite(fools gold)
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anonymous said...

i agree with kaleb that quartz makes glass or a window

chase&marrisa

Francis,Jarod said...

quartz make mirrors.
gympusm makes casts.
iron makes cuterly.
tungsten makes lightbulbs.
halite makes soda crystal.
Aeroplanes are made of metal alluminum.
minerials contain iron that helps us make cars.
limestone,clay and gympson ared to make cement.
gold is used to make jewelrey.
Clay used to make crematic plates and pots.

valerierenee7 said...

some minerals we learned about are
Silver salts that react to light and coat some types of photographic film. The use of silver in photography is not as common now that digital cameras are so popular.Also Chromite contains the metal chromium. Chromium is used to coat other metals to stop them rusting.

By:valerie Hudepohl and Christian Bond.

anonymous said...

Alexandra, we are asking the same thing, how DOES gold get shaped into jewlery?

-Corissa& Jordan H.

Jedding, Lyd said...

i didnt know plaster was a mineral and i thought clay was a some kind of rock..... iron is used for many things
they use iron in alot of jewlrey or the chains.
steel is used for heavy duty jobs.
diamonds are used for your girlfriends jewlry.

*****Lydia Jedding, and Katy Nortman*********

Jedding, Lyd said...

katy and lydia agree with george and adam.....steelers should have won and gold is used in a lot of jewlry
(so are diamonds)

valerierenee7 said...

@ Drew and Brendan gold was used for teeth and it doesnt rust and it is strong.the aluminuim can sometimes be strong and it is lightweight and rigid.

Valerie Hudepohl abd Christian Bond.

keene,carlie said...

some of the minerals we've learned about are gold which is used for teeth because it dosent rust and is strong. aluminium which is strong, lightweight, rigid. we also learned about a thermometer which is made of mercurey.
Names of some minerals are quartz,gysum, aluminium,limestone,clay,gold chromium,and iron(hematite).
Quartz is used to make glass.
Gold is used to make jewerly.
Clay and limestone are used for ceramic plant pots.
Iron and chromium is used to make stainless steel cutlery.
Aluminiumn is used for aeroplanes.
Gysum is used for to plaster casts.
There are many more minerals with many more ways to use them.

anonymous said...

quartz is used to make glass both are hard, rigid, imperable, transparent.
@ drew gold is for cavites in teeth not teeth.




~Kristin Murphy<3

Randomness! said...
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Xavier Frisch said...

Hematite, gold, flourite. Gold is used for jewelry. Flourite is used for brushing.

gorman,kyle said...

Gold is used for teeth for cavity fillings because it doesnt rust and is very strong. Aluminium is strong, lighweighted and rigid. Quartz is used to make windows/glass. Gypsum is used to make cast for broken bones. Also graphite is used to make pencils. Illite is used to make bricks for houses and tiles for houses. Kaolinite is used to make medicines and lotions

Hutson,Caleb said...

gold used in teeth. Graphite used in paint and pencils. Halite used for salt.luminium and titanium. used for airplane and spacecrafts. Clay used for tile and brick.

keene,carlie said...

@kaleb quinlin
i agree because rocks are really help full because quwarts are used to make glass and iron are used to make cars.

Fairbanks,Joey said...

One mineral that I learned is a mineral is Quartz. Quartz is used to make glass for windows and plates. Another mineral is gold. Gold is used for julrie and other gold uses.

anonymous said...

Gold is used in teeth as cavity filling because it is strong and doesn't rust fast. I also learned about Hematite Which is used to make parts of cars.

Ryan Bussard.

Day,Tyler said...

Steel is used to make cars. Kaolinite is used to make paint. Tungsten is used to make light bulbs. Quartz makes glass.

anonymous said...

Gypsum is used to make a plastered tings like castes. Steel is a hard, rigid and it is made for cars and door handles. Gold is strong and does not dust it is put in teeth for your desire. Copper is Impermeable, flexible and is used for pipes.


~Charlie Freudemann~

Bass,Zoey said...

the minerals we learned about are aluminum,glass,iron,gold,quartz,gypsum which is used for cement.Iron and chromium is used to make stainless steel cutlery.

Sara Dirr said...

Some of the minerals i have learned about in these activitys are:
Graphite- used to make pencils
Fluorite- used to make toothpaste
Hematite-or iron, used to make cans
Gold- used to make jewlery
Quart- Glass( is hard, rigid, impermable,and transparent)
Steel-cars(is strong, rigid, and hard)
Limestone, clay,gypsum- make cement(strong, rigid, easy to shape when wet, impermeable, and quick to set)


@Alexandra and Megan:
Gold is also used to make jewlery and not just the teeth. I think it is weird that rocks can be turned into medication.

Hutson,Caleb said...

i agree with kiphart,shane minerals are in everyday things like tile pencils slat and airplanes. the coolest thing is that we can but them in everyday things

Kylie Hayes said...

Some minerals I learned about were glass and quartz, they both are transparent, hard, rigid and impermeable. Qaurtz is made to use glass. I also learned that gold is used for cavities, not just for teeth, they do this because it doesnt rust and is strong. Gypsum is used to make casts for broken bones. Kaolinite is used for medicines and lotions. Graphite is used to make pencils. Illite is used to make bricks and tiles.
I learned that the liquid in the thermometer is made of mercurey.

@Drew Vaive and Brendan McWilliams:
The atucally thermometer is not mercurey, its plastic or glass. The liqiud substance in the thermometer is mercurey.

anonymous said...

Gold is used for jewleery and teeth filling, limestone is used for pots, iron is used for cars, Glypsum is used for cast's.
Alex Richmond

Xavier Frisch said...

@ papathonas anthony
i didnt know that hematite was used for cars. i thought it was only iron and steel.

Emily Heckman said...

Some of the minerals that I've learned about are: Hematite, which is a kind of iron used in cutlery (Forks and knives and spoons). I've also learned about gold, which is used in dentures, Gypsum which is used in casts. These are interesting minerals. And a thermometer is made out of mercury.

Day,Tyler said...

I agree with Drew gold is perfect for teeth and it's perfect for it since it's hard and it never rust. Also mercurey makes a thermometer and I know it's true because it says so on the website.

gorman,kyle said...

@ Drew Vaive and Brendan McWilliams, that is very cool that thermometers are made of mercurey but im pretty sure that there made of something else instead of mercurey now. Im not sure what there made of now do you guys have any idea of what thermometers are made of now.

anonymous said...

Drew Vaive

I didn't Know that there was a mineral called thermometer. What does it look and feel like.

Ryan bussard

anonymous said...

I disagree with evan triplett because Gypsum is a plater which is used to repair walls and can be used as a cast.


~Charlie Freudemann~

Emily Heckman said...

To Alex Richmond:

I didn't know that limestone is used for pots. I thought it was just used for countertops, ya know what I mean? But, I find that very interesting! Thanks Alex. :)

anonymous said...

I agree with shane all of our things today are made of minerals and they are strong minarels.
Alex Richmond

Gillian said...

Quartz is hard, clear, transparent,and rigid. They are used to make windows. Steel is used in cars, they are stroge and hard. Cement is easy to shape when wet, also there impermeable.

lemmink,kyle said...

quartz is used to make windows. gold is for gold teeth and dentists stuff. talc is actually mixed with perfume to talcum powder.

lemmink,kyle said...

i agree with xavier because he has some of the same things i do.

cliffeemma said...

Aluminum- is made from a mineral called bauxite. Does not rust and is impermeable and squishable.
Glass- made from quartz, hard, rigid, impermeable, and transparent.
Emery Boards- Corundom, hard, abraisive.
Cosmetics- Talc, soft, breaks easily, absorbant.

Duebber, Jenna said...

Gold: Used to fill cavities because it is strong and doesn't rust.

Gypsum: Used to make casts because it is easy to shape when wet, Quick to set, Strong and rigid when set

Magnetite and Corundum.: Makes Embry which is used for Nail Files because it is hard and abrasive

Quartz: Used to make glass because it is Hard, Rigid, Impermable and it is transparent

Materials including Iron: Used for parts of cars because it is strong, rigid and hard

Limestone, Clay, Gypsum: Used to make cement because it is stong, easy to shape when wet, quick to set, impermeable, and rigid

Duebber, Jenna said...

@ Emma Cliffe:

I think it is really neat that cosmetics are made up of different minerals. Who knew we used minerals everyday? Well, scientists...haha I wonder what other minerals are involved in our daily routine in the morning.

Buelterman,Abbey said...

Quartz is used to make glass. Iron is used to make cars. Gypsum is used to make cement and casts. Gold is used to make jewlry. Illite is used to make pots. Bauxite is used to make aeroplanes. Hematite is used to make siverware or cutlury.

Buelterman,Abbey said...

I agree with Zoey because Alumauin is a Mineral.

freel,amanda said...

Some minerals that we have learned about are gold which is used for most things. Also, Aluminum which is really stong and rigid. Also, a thermometer which is made out of Mercury. Lastly, quartz, iron and gypsum are also very useful.

Duebber, Jenna said...

@ Alex Reichling:

Gold is also used to fill cavities and also for teeth decoration. But not all teeth, just a few in the front I think...I don't know much about that and I don't plan to.

freel,amanda said...

I agree with Abbey and Zoey:
Because Aluminum is a very useful material and most people don't know that.

cliffeemma said...

@ Jenna Duebber:
Yeah, I was kind of surprised to when I found it on the list! I think there are minerals in almost everything!

cliffeemma said...

@ Kyle Lemmink:
That's weird. I didn't know teeth were made out of gold! Who wants gold teeth??

coors amber said...

-gold- ussed for teeth and jewlery b/c it doesent rust easily
-graphite-used for pencils
-fluorite-used for toothpaste

Buis,Dylan said...

Magnetite and goethite are minerals that have a lot of iron and are used to make steel. Steel is mixed with chromium to stop it from rusting. Aluminium cans and foil are made from a material called bauxite. Tin cans are made from steel and coated in tin. Steel comes from the iron rich minerals like goethite, and tin comes from cassiterite.

Dylan,Ryan

Giblin, Keegan said...

I did not know that Wolframite was used in the making of lightbulbs. I had known that glass was make from rock but i did not know which one. Now I know it is a rock called Quartz.

Buis,Dylan said...

me and ryan agree with owen because he gives good detail and we also agree with alot.

Bettner,Aaron said...

Gold is used for teeth problems because it doesnt rust, qaurtz is used to make glass because its transparent, and Gypsum is used to make casts.

Giblin, Keegan said...

@Amber, what is fluorite? How is it used in toothpaste?

cade harvey said...

Bauxite is a mineral that is used in cans and foils. Silver salts are used to make film for a movie. Gypsum is what is used for making casts.

milah williams said...

We use minerals in computers cars furniture and electronic these are a few things that we use in our everyday lives. we use minerals in cast. mineral aluminum is commonly/mostly used in the construction and computer industries and in the manufacturing of cars.

cade harvey said...

I had no idea about gold being a cavity filling no wonder its so exspencive!

Bettner,Aaron said...

Keegan i had never even heard of wolframite before. I thought glass was made with sand too.

anonymous said...

Gold is uesd for cavities if you need a filling.A thermometer is made out of mercurey and also aluminum is used for lightweight rigid. Those are some the of the minerals that we have learnd about.

kristan Dalton

anonymous said...

Some of the minerals that I learned were gold because it can be used to make teeth caps and also because it doesn't rust and it is strong.Aluminium which is strong, lightwieght, rigid. I also learned about athermometer which is made of mercurey.
Andrew Hudson

dace,connor said...

some of the mierals we learned about is gold which is used for teeth because it doesn't rustand is very strong. Aluminum which is used for soda cans because it is strong and lightweight. And Iron which is used for nails because they are strong.

Dickerson,Daniel said...

Bauxite makes aluminum foil and cans. It does not rust, crushable, impermeable. Kaolinite is used to make medicines. It breaks up easily, and it is soft. These are a few of the minerals that I learned about.

anonymous said...

Alezandra wall,

I agree with her because gold is used for a filling. And mercury is also made for a thermometer.

kristan Dalton

anonymous said...

I agree with Drew Vaive that gold canb be used for teeth for making bothe caps and gills.
Andrew Hudson

dace,connor said...

I agree with Evan all of your info is correct and very fascinating

anonymous said...

I learned that you use gypsum to make a cast, quartz to make a window, fluroite yo make toothpaste, graphite to make pencils and copper to make pipes. I knew about some of these materials being used to make house hold items like copper to make pipes, but was suprised to find out that you use gypsum to make a cast.
-Kaleigh McCarthy

anonymous said...

Kaleigh McCarthy,

I agree with kaleigh because copper is used to make pipes.And that you can find some of these matirels around your house.

Kristan Dalton

jennyjenthai101 said...

I just found out that a cast has minerals used in it to, wow, I didnt know that mostly everything has minerals in it.
There are minerals that can't rust. And gold is used for teeth and jewelry .
Quartz is used to make glass.
And Gypsum is used in a cast.

Dickerson,Daniel said...

Drew, you said that aluminum is strong, lightweight, and rigid. My question is what it is used for?

jennyjenthai101 said...

@ Carlie almost everything is made of rocks...

anonymous said...

I agree with Kaleb Quiuin that Gypsm can be used to make cement becaus a coulpe of years ago I had to help my uncle make cement for his back patio and we had to use this mineral.
Andrew Hudson

milah williams said...

gold used for teeth it doesnt rust easily i forgot to put that in. also amber what if there was minerals in like soap or something maybe toooth paste

Dorrington, Madison said...

Quartz is made to make glass.
Quartz is ...
-Hard
-Rigid
-Imperable
-Transparent
Mica is used to add glitters to lipsticks and nail varnish.
Mica is...
-Soft
-Breaks up easily
-Refelctive
Kaolinite is a clay mineral used to make crockery.
Clay is...
-Easy to shape when wet
-Strong and rigid when fired
-Imperable when fired
-A thermal insulator

@ Sara Dirr I think it wierd that every day when you brush your teeth you're using minerals to brush your teeth!
There are some neat minerals that we use each day. What Else???

Smith, Mariah said...

Iron and chromium are used to make stainless steel cutlery. Gold is used to make jewelry and cavity fillings in teeth. Clay is used to make ceramic pots. Gypsum is used for casts.

anonymous said...

To Kristan Dalton:
I can undeerstand why gold is used for teeth because it doesnt rust, is flexible, and is vauluable. But what do you think about aluminum? Could it be used for the same thing? Why or why not?
-Kaleigh McCarthy

milah williams said...

i agree with drew and millah ha gold is used to make teeth because it dosnt rust and is strong.

~beth smiddy~

Jenn Davis said...

Materials learned (mix & match):
Hematite (Iron) is used in cars because it is hard, strong and rigid to make steel.

Gypson is used in cement because it is strong, rigid, impermeable, easy to shape when wet and quick to set.

Gold is used to make jewellery (ex. watches) because it is rare (valuable),flexible and it does not rust.

Illite (clay) is used to make pots because it is strong, rigid easy to shape when wet and impermeable.

Materials learned(minerals are everywhere):
Graphite used in pencils
Quartz used in computers
Bornite(copper) used in pipes
Gold used in Teeth and jewellery
Magnetite(iron) used in nails
Gypsum used in casts

Smith, Mariah said...

I agree with Sara Dirr, it is really weird that rocks can be made into medicine.

anonymous said...

hemnaite,aluminum,lightweght ridge,gymps,and those are some of the minerals

Bettner,Aaron said...

I agree with Cade gold is exspensive and i guess thats why fillings can be expensive.

Bettner,Aaron said...

Kaleigh I was surprised too that they use mineral in cast material

Bettner,Aaron said...

I agree with Rachel and Deborah, but i wonder how many things you can make out of one mineral

Jenn Davis said...

@ Sara Dirr
Minerals are so cool. I think that it is weird how minerals can be used for objects like toothpaste and also things so different like a car. What do you think?

anonymous said...

i was wondering how does gold get used in teeth

austin tilford said...

minerals are everywhere. different properties of minerals make them useful for different reasons. everything is made of minerals. minerals are not made by humans. MIX-N-MATCH. Quartz, hematite, gypsum, wolframite, halite, cast, light bulb, soda crystals, glass, cutlery.

anonymous said...

i did not know that there was rocks in a cast at all thats interesting that it is made out of rocks and nails to i didnt know that you learn something knew everyday i guess that would be right make somthing like a nail into rock it makes sence

austin papner

imushrush said...

Name some of the minerals you have learned as well as the uses for these minerals?

Some of the minerals are
Quarts,Iron Alumminum, Gold, Limestone,Sandstone, and Iron.

We use these for Jewelry decorations Pots Vases and almost anything.

noah hartman said...

gold is used for teeth fillings and is made to jewlery because it does not rust so it can be out side as jewlery

cade harvey said...

I had no idea that quarts made mirrors I thought mirrors were made of sand.

noah hartman said...

Jenna Duebber: I didnt no that we used all these minerals to make things that we use in our every day lives. Like cement I always just looked at it as cement nothing more.but now I know of all the work by using so many minerals put into it.

noah hartman said...

Alex Reichling: Gold is also use for dental fillings. Some people use gold for Grills
(Oral decoration) Oral means Mouth Area.

noah hartman said...

Ryan Bussard: their is not a mineral called thermometer mercury is used to make a thermometer so mercury is the mineral. and you should know a thermometer is what u get your tempeture taken with just to let you know.

noah hartman said...

i agree with Cade Harvey I thaught mirrors were made of sand not Quarts maybe the broken up Quartz is the sand that is used.

imushrush said...

Good thining Drew your right gold dosen`t rust so it would be perfect fo teeth but kind of ugly.
I guess that could be used for many other things too.
@Drew Vaive

imushrush said...

Good thinking Drew gold dosen`t rust so its perfect but its kind of ugly. I guess if you need anything that you really dont want to rust you should use gold. And you have alot of suliva and you drin liquids. Then if it rust it could make you sick so use Gold.

imushrush said...

Good thinking Drew gold dosen`t rust so its perfect but its kind of ugly. I guess if you need anything that you really dont want to rust you should use gold. And you have alot of suliva and you drin liquids. Then if it rust it could make you sick so use Gold.

@Drew Vaive

ciARRa said...

Quartz is used to make glass. Iron is used to make cars. Gypsum is used to make cement and casts. Gold is used to make jewlry. Illite is used to make pots. Bauxite is used to make aeroplanes. Hematite is used to make siverware or cutlury.

ciARRa said...

austin: i never thought that thier was minerals everywhere i thought that they were just in certain spots. that is sooo cool

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Sean Laake said...

Quartz makes glass, iron makes cans and cars, gold is used for false teeth and jewelry, mercury makes the inside of a thermometer, it expands in eat and condenses in cooler weather,Gypsum is used for cement and casts,kaolite is used for any lotions and products you lather on skin.

Hailey Hoover said...

@ emma cliffe:
i did not know that aluminum is made from bauxite. also that it's impermeable and squishable. squishable? that's so werid! But then again, wouldn't lots of minerals be squishable since they are formed and made into different things. And, since eveything can be made into a liquid if it hits its melting point wouldn't that mean that it would be squishable.
- hailey, abby & lexi

kiphart,shane said...

silicon, grafite,lead,clay,dimond carbon

Jordan,M,Malsbary said...

Some of the minerals i have learned about are gold witch can be used for teeth because its veary strong and it doesnt rust like metal.Quartz which is used to make glass.And graphite witch is use for pencil lead.

Jordan,M,Malsbary said...

I agree with Alexandra. Quartz is made ito glass. While graphite is used for pencil lead.

Granger,Hannah said...

iron gypsum and a bunch of other ones like what oes into cast or culterly.Hematite can be used for cars. Gypsum is used for cement. Gold is used for jewelery.

Granger,Hannah said...

Drew thats funny but so true. Some people may not belive it but its true

Breadon,Zac said...

quartz is used to make glass both are hard, rigid, imperable, transparent. ANd iron is used for cars

Fairbanks,Joey said...

Drew, today thermometers are made of less hazerdous materials like vinager.

Freeman Andrew said...

In the activities I learned that quartz is used for windows and computers. Gysspum is used for plaster cast. Wolframite is used for lightbulbs. Flourite is used in toothpaste. Silver is used for film, and Bouxite is used in aluminum.

anonymous said...

we have talked about gold, its good because its stronger and not able to rust like some.
the thermometer is mercery and we have talked about it.
then theres aluminium,its somewhat hard doesnt weigh that much and dosent rust.

Luke Brockman

Freeman Andrew said...

@ Hunter Stemlie
Does hemititehave any other purpose? Cant gypsum be used in plaster cast also? Why is gold used in teeth? I think that is kind of weird because wouldn't that be expensive to havethem put in.

anonymous said...

i agree with drew, gold is not rusty and mercurey is in thermometers witch is the red bar that goes up and down.and aluminium is light and strong

Luke Brockman

anonymous said...

Some names of minerals are quartz,gysum,aluminium,limestone,
clay,gold chromium,and iron(hematite).
Examples:
Quartz is used to make glass.
Gold is used to make jewerly.
Clay and limestone are used for ceramic plant pots.
There are many more minerals with many more ways to use them.

David Meiners

anonymous said...

I agree with both Drew and Anthony we do use gold because it dosent rust as fast and it is strnger. and that mucery is in them others.

David Meiners

johnsholly said...

some of the minerals we learned about were gpsum whitch is used to make casts.we also learned about hematite witch is used to make silverwear.we also learned about quartz witch makes the glass windows

katy,n.highlanders said...

quartz is used in glass because it can be formed easily and its transparent for the light to come through.
minerals containing alot of iron are used to make steel cars.
limestone, clay and gyspum are used to make cement.
gold is obviously used to make jewlry. its also used to make electric circuts.
clay is a mineral used to make pottery.
aeroplanes are used to make metal aluminum.
plaster is used to make casts. plaster comes from a mineral called gyspum.
iron and chorium are used to make stainless steel cutlery.
halite is a mineral that you eat: salt.
corundrum and magnetitie are used to make ewmery boards.