Monday, February 14, 2011

How do you use minerals?

What minerals do you use everyday?  What minerals are all around you that you didn't realize?  Go to the link below.  Chose one of the links: building a house, in the kitchen, around the home, etc.  List all of the materials which contain minerals.  What minerals are found in each of them.

minerals around the house

139 comments:

anonymous said...

Theese are some of the common materials and minerals people use each day.
Lightbulb-Tungsten

Pen/Paper-Tungsten

Paints/Pencils-Graphite

Film/Batteries-Silver

Pots-Clay
Ethan Mercurio

anonymous said...

Aound the Home
Paper it is made with minerals like clay,mica,talc,baryte. Wolframte and schelite are used in light bulbs. Silver, agentite and other silver bearing are used in photoes. Pyrhotite, pentlandite and garnerite are mainly minerals in nickel batteries.
Brendan Mcwilliams

Kilgore, Sydney said...

People use many minerals in there everyday life.
Including:

Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungsten
Paint/Pencils-Graphite
Film/Batteries-Silver
flower Pots-Clay

anonymous said...
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oleary stephanie said...

some o fthe thing we use around the house are tungsten hwich is used for light bulbs and pens and paper.silver which is used in film and batteries. clay is used in pots and stuff.and granite is used in paints and pencils.

VAIVE DREW :) said...

the minerals that we use every day are copper for pennies. and alunimum is for pots and pans to bulid a house you need clay and cement also zinc for nails so they will not rust and quartz for windows and plasterboard for walls.

Drew and Anthony. Drew did it all!!!!!

keisersydney said...

clay (bricks for houses),iron(for nails),tungstun (for light bulbs),nickel (rechargable batteries),gypsum (plaster casts), and Kaolinite (for medicine).
I didnt realize that i used alot of these on a daily basis.

Royer Rachel said...

Some materials that contain minerals that we use everyday around the house are: Light bulbs= Tungsten.Pens/Paper= Tungsten. Tungsten is very strong,rigid,high melting point,and impermeable which makes it good for the use of lightbulbs and pens/paper.
Paints/Pencils=Graphite.Graphite is soft,opague and easily powdered.
Film/Batteries=Silver.Silver salt reacts to light.Thats why they use silver in filming.
Flower Pots=Clay.Clay is easy to shape when wet,strong and rigid when fired and impermeable when fired.Thats why we use clay for flower pots.

batmanstake said...

we use Wolframite and scheelite for lightbulbs. we use tungsen and scheelite ores for pen and notebook paper. we use clay and a mineral called graphite for a pencil.
Clay is mixed with limestone and other minerals, including one called gypsum that is added to help the cement harden.

batmanstake said...

we use Wolframite and scheelite for lightbulbs. we use tungsen and scheelite ores for pen and notebook paper. we use clay and a mineral called graphite for a pencil.
Clay is mixed with limestone and other minerals, including one called gypsum that is added to help the cement harden.

YAHANZ VELASQUEZ

Wall, Alexandra said...
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Royer Rachel said...

@ Ethan:
Why do you think people use tungsten for paper?
Also how do you tihnk they get the minerals in the paper??

Wall, Alexandra said...

Everday we use washers, toothpaste, and cars for transportation. All these things we do everyday use minerals. I never realized clocks, jewelry and computers were all made of minerals. We wouldn't have most of the things we have today if it weren't for minerals. Minerals in your kitchen are like, spoons, forks, knives, mugs/cups, plates, and glasses. Minerals are used to help make you healthier if you are sick. For health and medicine; thermometers for seeing how high your temperature is when you are sick, plaster casts for when you break a bone, kaolinite is a clay mineral for a liquid medicine and also mercury is used for when you get fillings at the dentist. All of these tings are minerals that we use in everyday life.
---->From Alexandra and Megan Sheridan<------

Hailey Hoover said...

I use tungsten and graphite and all kinds of other minerals like that at every day! We use:
-Lightbulbs which are made of tungsten. it's properties are that it is hard and has a very high melting point.
-Pens and Paper are made from tungsten aswell. The properties for these things is it is strong, rigid and impermeable.
-Paints and pencils which is made from a combination of clay and graphite which is a type of carbon. the properties of these are that it's soft, easily powered and opaque.
These are just some of the things we use everyday at home. i never knew that all these minerals are in so much that i use all the time.

batmanstake said...

rachel, i didnt know that you use a mineral called tungsten for a lightbulb.
YAHANZ VELASQUEZ

Kilgore, Sydney said...
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Park Deborah said...

Without minerals, we wouldnt have any of the transportation ways like cars,trains, or planes. In buliding a house the bolts, nuts, nails, and screws are made from metal. The bricks and tiles are made from clay which is also a mineral which are used for the walls and floor. Plaster are made from powdered gypsum is heated and then mixed with water, The pipes made from lead, and Windows are made from glass.

VAIVE DREW :) said...

yes brendan you are right that every thing on YOUR LIST is correct. even the batteries are correct except im not sure about light bulb but good job

Kilgore, Sydney said...

@ Alexandra:
I never knew that clocks,spoons,forks,knives,plates,
glasses,and mugs all have minerals in them.
What minerals are in them?

Park Deborah said...

Hailey, while reading your artical wdid it tell you anything about how you coulds shape light bulbs? because if it has a high melting point how did they shape it so thin for light to pass though?

ciARRa said...
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anonymous said...

I did transport and tech. MIneralas are used to make a car iron is used to make steel.

ciARRa said...

drew, aluminum is not only made for pots and pans thier are a bunch of things it is made from

Hailey Hoover said...

@ Rachel:
that's a good question: how do they get the mineral in the paper? and is tungsten is the only mineral
they use to make paper? i wonder why they use tungsten to make paper too. maybe they've used other minerals in the past and tungsten just works best.

anonymous said...

Drew i didnty know that alunium iss used to make pots i thought it was clay. ted young the car one from me.

kiphart,shane said...

there is nail,bolts,clay,cement,plasterboard,wireing are just some of the minerals that are used in building things in house.know in your kitchen ,there,spoon,knifes,forks windows,tiles,pots,pans,etc.then arou d the home,theres,penspaper, paint,claypots,lightbulbs, film,battiers

Madison Schnell said...

I use forks, knives and spoons everyday. They are made from stainless steel. I also use cars to get everywhere, and cars are made from iron. I use many more minerals too. I didnt realize that toothpaste was a mineral, and i didnt realize that lightbulds were a mineral that are all around.
All of the materials that are containing minerals are:
Bricks and tiles-made from clay
cement-made from clay
plasterboard-made from gypsum
nuts, bolts, nails and screws-iron
plumbing and wiring-made from lead
windows-glass/ quartz
finishing touches-metal/ chromium
cutlery-stainless steel
crockery-clay
drinking glasses-quartz
pots and pans-metal (many more too)
cans and tins-bauxite (aluminum)
cleaning products-calcium carbonate
salt-Halite
light bulbs-tungsten
pens and paper-tungsten
paints and pencils-graphite
film and batteries-siver&argentite
flower pots-clay
cars-making them-magnetite&hematite
cars-fueling them-galena
aeroplanes-aluminum&titanium
eletronics-gold
computers-quartz
emery boards-corundum&magnetite
washing powder-zeolites
toothpaste-fluoride
talcum powder&products-talcum
watches&jewelry-quartz (metals)
plaster casts-gypsum
thermometers-mercury
dentistry-gold, mercury, amalgam
medicines-kaolinite
MADISON SCHNELL

Park Deborah said...

The minerals i use that i didnt realize before are probably most of the things i use. like the computer im useing right now is made from metal and some pastic, and the pencil i use everyday is made from plastic and lead, and the calculater from metal. and there are muchh more

anonymous said...

drew v, i heard that they might get rid of the penny i dont know if they are still talking ABOUT It but if they do some unused copper will be out thre

Brendan Mcwilliams

Kilgore, Sydney said...

ethan: what do you think ur wworld would be like without these minerals. i believe our world has came a long way these past through years and i thin k we will continue to find and create more.

kiphart,shane said...

i agree with sean all thow he copied and pasted and cheating is not allowd so go ahead and cheat it will come back and bite you later then spit you back out

anonymous said...

sean l, i didnt know that they put coal in coke. i mean i cant even taste it let alone want to.
Brendan Mcwilliams

Madison Schnell said...

Hailey- I didnt know that tungsten was used in pens&paper, and lightbulbs, it doesnt seem like they have much in commen, do they have more minerals in them that are different?

ciARRa said...

did you know without minerals you couldnt do, Without them there would be no cars, trains or planes. You wouldn't be able to clean your teeth or wash your clothes. Clocks, watches and jewellery, tin cans and aluminium foil and you are using minerals right now on your computer

Wall, Alexandra said...

@ Sydney, what is tungsten and what else is it used for?

George McFarren said...

We use minerals everyday. We use minerals for everything. Here are some examples of minerals in the kitchen.

Metal for our silverware.

Salt

Drinking glasses

Pots and pans

Soap
These are some household items that have minerals in them.

-George McFarren Adam Lyons

Hailey Hoover said...

@ deborah:
im not really sure how they shape light bulbs since tungsten has the hightest melting point of all metals. what the website told me is that since light bulbs get very hot tungsten is a great metal to use for them since they high melting point. they use tungsten in the filament in light bulbs. the filament is the threadlike conductor.

George McFarren said...

I agree with Ethan Mercurio

Elizabeth Spaulding said...

Some materials that contain minerals that we use everyday around the house are: Light bulbs= Tungsten.Pens/Paper= Tungsten.

Tungsten is very strong,rigid,high melting point,and impermeable which makes it good for the use of lightbulbs and pens/paper.

Paints/Pencils=Graphite.
Graphite is soft,opague and easily powdered.

Film/Batteries=Silver.
Silver salt reacts to light.Thats why they use silver in filming.

Flower Pots=Clay.
Clay is easy to shape when wet,strong and rigid when fired and impermeable when fired.Thats why we use clay for flower pots.

ELIZABETH SPAULDING & KAILEY CARTER

Elizabeth Spaulding said...
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Elizabeth Spaulding said...

Some materials that contain minerals that we use everyday around the house are:
Light bulbs= Tungsten.Pens/Paper= Tungsten.
Tungsten is very strong,rigid,high melting point,and impermeable which makes it good for the use of lightbulbs and pens/paper.

Paints/Pencils=Graphite.
Graphite is soft,opague and easily powdered.

Film/Batteries=Silver.
Silver salt reacts to light.Thats why they use silver in filming.

Flower Pots=Clay.
Clay is easy to shape when wet,strong and rigid when fired and impermeable when fired.Thats why we use clay for flower pots.

ELIZABETH SPAULDING & KAILEY CARTER

Elizabeth Spaulding said...

@ Rachel:
that's a good question: how do they get the mineral in the paper? and is tungsten is the only mineral
they use to make paper? i wonder why they use tungsten to make paper too. maybe they've used other minerals in the past and tungsten just works best.

McGinnis,Ben said...

we use Wolframite and scheelite for lightbulbs.I never realized clocks, jewelry and computers were all made of minerals. We wouldn't have most of the things we have today if it weren't for minerals.

Lightbulb-Tungsten

Pen/Paper-Tungsten

Paints/Pencils-Graphite

Film/Batteries-Silver

Pots-Clay

Brady Farmer said...

There are some minerals that we use everyday including:lightbulb-tungsten,pen/paper-tungsten,paints/pencils-graphite,film/batteries-silver,pots-clay.Most of everything we use are minerals.

anonymous said...

Everyday people use minerals for things like the Lightbulb which is made of Tungsten, Pen& Paper-Tungsten, Paint& Pencils-Graphite Film& Batteries-Silver and Flower Pots-Clay.

-Corissa Sturm,(:

Brady Farmer said...

I agree with you Ethan Mercurio.We use lightbulbs everyday.What would we do without them?

McGinnis,Ben said...

@ Rachel i agree with you clay is strong and flexiable when wet that is why its a good material to build with.

anonymous said...

some materials that contain minerals around the house is lightbulbs, pen, paper made from tungsten. paints, and pencils are made from graphite. films,and batteries are made from silver. pots mad from clay.
Jordan harbour

Jordan,M,Malsbary said...

Our everyday objects have minerals in then including.

Lightbulbs-tungsten
Pen/paper-tungsten
Paints/pencil-graphite
Film/batteries-silver
Pots-clay
Abby Bacher&Jordan Malsbary

anonymous said...

i agree with you hailey
jordan harbour

McGinnis,Ben said...

@ brendan i think you need a little more of a list of minerals.

Oakes, Ally said...

The kitchen has many minerals. Cutlery, such as forks, knives and spoons, is usually made of stainless steal. Stainless steal is made of molten iron mixed with another metal called chromium. Crockery such as plates, bowls, cups, saucers and mugs are made of clay minerals. Drinking glasses are usually made of quartz. Pots and pans are made from metal such as,stainless steel, cast iron, copper or aluminium. Cans and tins are made of aluminium. Cleaning products are made of minerals such as, clay minerals and calcium carbonate. Another mineral commomly found in the kitchen is salt its mineral name is halite.

Ryan, Marissa said...

Materials used everyday:

Light Bulbs: Tugsten
Paper: Clay, Mica, Talc, Bartye
Pencils: Clay, Graphite
Film and Batteries: Silver
Pots: Clay

Jordan,M,Malsbary said...

We agree with Rachel.How do you think they get minerals in paper.Do the grind then up?
Abby Bacher&Jordan Malsbary

Jordan,M,Malsbary said...

it shoul be them

Oakes, Ally said...

I agree with Deborah because I never knew ow many of the common things that I use everyday were made of minerals.

anonymous said...

We use many minerals around the house, but what are they? Some things we use in the house are lightbulbs which use tungsten in them. Tungsten is a metal, wolframite and scheelite are the main ores of tungsten.

We also use pens and the tips of a pen are also made of tungsten, and the main ores of them are wolframite and scheelite.

In a house we may use paints and pencils which are called lead pencils, it isn't really lead they actually are a mixture of clay and a mineral called graphite which is a form of carbon.

Many things in a house use batteries which is made of nickel the minerals that make that are called garnierite and Pyrrhotite and pentlandite. This minerals are what help make nikel which is what bateries are made of.

When it comes to gardening we use clay minerals to make flower pots that can hold our flours.

We use minerals everydat around the house, and sometimes we don't even know it. I am amazed how many different types of minerals we actualy use in a house.

- Michael Van Schoik

anonymous said...

there are some of common materials people used each day.lightbulb,pen,
paper,paints,pencils,film,batteries,pots taylor roberts and christian bond

anonymous said...

Some minerals we use at our houses are tungsten for pen, paper, and lightbulbs.Another mineral around the house would be graphite for paint and pencils and also silver for film and batteries and those are some i found.

hunter steimle

Breadon,Zac said...

Lightbulb-Tungisten

Pen/Paper-Tugsten

Paint/Pencils-Graphite

Film/Batteries-Silver

flower/Pots-Clay
House hold minerals

anonymous said...

Debrah, i just went on the website and i actually found out that pencils aren't actually made with lead instead they use graphite.

- Michael Van Schoik

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anonymous said...

Wow, your right Elizabeth film does actually use silver. I did not know that that is kinda interesting.

-Michael Van Schoik

anonymous said...

alexandra, i didnt know that spoons forks plates and mugs had minerals in them thats very interresting i would like to learn more about that

hunter steimle

anonymous said...

People use many minerals in there everyday life.
Including:

Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungsten
Paint/Pencils-Graphite
Film/Batteries-Silver
flower Pots-Clay

David Meiners,Chase Pearson

Francis,Jarod said...

In the health and medicene plaster casts are made of gypsum, Mercury is used in thermometers, Gold is used for caps in dentistry, clay is used for medicene.

anonymous said...

Ben we agree with you that if we didnt have minerals we really woudnt have anything.
David Meiners,Chase pearson

Francis,Jarod said...

@Eathan I think that is interesting that silver is used in batteries.

valerierenee7 said...

minerals we use everyday are metal and nails bricks.i never realized that there were so many minerals around us that we have like, gold,silver, tungsten.I choose the kitchen, we use Cutery,crockery, drinking glasses, pots and pans, cans, tins, cleaning products, salt.the minerals found in cutery is:stainless steal. the minerals found in crockery is:clay. minerals found in drinking glasses is:glass.minerals in cans and tins are:alumminum.minerlas in pots and pans are:iron and copper.minerlas in cleaning products are:clay. minerals in salt are:crystals.

Emily Heckman said...

Some common minerals that we use around the house are: Tungsten (Lightbulbs and pens), Graphite (used in paints and pencils), Silver (used in batteries and film) and Clay (which is used for flower pots).

Emily Heckman

Emily Heckman said...

To: Jarod Francis

I didn't know that clay is used for medicine. That's really interesting. :)

freel,amanda said...

People use many minerals in there everyday life.
Including:

Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungsten
Paint/Pencils-Graphite
Film/Batteries-Silver
flower Pots-Clay
And those are just some of the materials that we use in our everyday lives.

Day,Tyler said...

One of the minerals we use every day is tungsten it is used in light bulbs, they tungsten since it has a very high melting point so it won't melt inside the light bulb. Quartz is around us, quartz is used in silicon chips which is used in computers look i'm around quartz right now since i'm using a laptop.
Quartz-Computers
Tungsten-Light Bulbs
Stainless Steel-Cutery
Fluorite-Tooth Paste

freel,amanda said...

I agree with Stephanie O'Leary:
Because some of the thing we use around the house are tungsten which is used for light bulbs and pens and paper.silver which is used in film and batteries. clay is used in pots and stuff.and granite is used in paints and pencils.

Day,Tyler said...

I agree with Brendan McWilliams paper is made by a bunch of minerals like clay, mica, talc, maryte. Ther are minerals all around us.

anonymous said...

here are some of the minerals in everyday used house hold items

ligtbulb-tungsten

pen,paper-tungsten

paints, pencils-graphite

film,batteries-silver

pots-clay

-Dylan Humbert

Sara Dirr said...

Building a house: Metal is used to make nails and screws. Clay is used to make bricks.Bricks and Tiles are also maed out of clay.
In The kitchen:STeel make silverware such as knives, forks and spoons. Plates, bowls and cups are made from clay minerals. Even drinking glass has quartz in the cup.
Around the home: Tungusten is used to make lightbulbs.Tungsten is strong and has a very high melting point.
Pens couldnt go to paper without tungsten, the wrtiting tip is made out of tungsten, a strong maetal, which comes from wolframite and scleelite ores.
ens and Paint, lead pencils dont contain lead instead it is a form of carbon or a mixture of clay and graphite
Also Flower pots and film need minerals.

@ Rachel Royer pencils and paint is actualy graphite mixed with clay to make a form of carbon

gorman,kyle said...

Some minerals that we use today are:

Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungsten
Paints/Pencils-Graphite
Films/Batteries-Silver
Flower Pots-Clay

anonymous said...

Things people use that are in our very own home which are :

Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungsten
Paint/Pencils-Graphite
Film/Batteries-Silver
flower Pots-Clay


~Kristin Murphy<3

anonymous said...

I did around the house and these are some of the minerals I found:
Flower pots are made from clay which is easy to form when wet.
Light Bulb is made from tungsten which has a very high melting.
Film is made from salt and silver which reacts to light

~Charles Freudemann~

Duebber, Jenna said...

Minerals we use everyday include:

Lightbulb: Wolframite and scheelite
Pencils: graphite
Rechargable Batteries: Nickel
Flower Pots: Clay
Cutlery: stainless steel
Drinking Glasses: quartz
Pots & Pans: stainless steel, cast iron, copper or aluminium
Salt: Halite
Eletronics: Gold

I didn't know gold was used in electronics. I didn't know batteries had nickel. I thought pencils had lead, not graphite.

anonymous said...

to everybody :

most of us said the same things in our houses and they are all correct so thats good.


~kristin murphy<3

Duebber, Jenna said...

@ Yahanz:

I didn't know they used tungsten for paper and pencils! That's crazy. That's the same material used for lightbulbs! I wonder why they decided to use that?

anonymous said...

Adding to Ben McGinnis, Graphite which is made with pens and pencils is graphite it is that now because lead was very dangerous

~Charles Freudemann~

gorman,kyle said...

To Tyler Day: I never knew that they used quartz in computers. Did you know that?

lemmink,kyle said...

common minerials are batteries which are made of silver. pencils which have graphite in them. pots and pans which are made of clay. those are some everyday minerials that we use.

lemmink,kyle said...

I agree with ethan mecurio because he had a lot of the same things i did.

cliffeemma said...

Some common things that contain minerals around our houses are:
Light bulbs-made of tungsten (kind of like glass)
Pens and paper- also tungsten which comes from wolframite and scheelite ores.
Paints and pencils- Graphite, which is a form of carbon.
Film and batteries- Silver, argentite and other silver materials.
Flowerpots- Clay. It comes from the ground usually near creeks and rivers. It is soft and easy to shape.

Gillian said...

Silver like film. Flower pots are from clay. Also bricks are from clay. Paint and pencils are made from graphite. Light bulbs and pens are made of tuggsten.

Xavier Frisch said...

The pen tips are made out of tungsten. A common mineral is found in batteries which is silver.
Pencils are made of graphite. Gold is used in electronics as a conducter. The silicon in quartz is used in computers. salt is used in washing powder. Flourite is used in toothpaste. Talc is used in talcum powder and cosmetics. Thermometers use mercury. Plastr casts use gypsum.

Hutson,Caleb said...

I didn't realize that Cutlery was used in so many things in a kitchen like forks and knifes.Crockery is used in cups bowls and plates.quartz is used in drinking glasses.Fluorine is used for non stick pots and pans. Cassiterite is used for cans and tins.salt is a mineral itself you eat slat almost everyday.

Hutson,Caleb said...

Ethan I didn't know that two minerals like tungsten could be used in making a light bulb and pen and paper.

Gillian said...

Kristin Murphy I agree with you. everyone almost has the same awnser. I think we all deserve an A+.

Kylie Hayes said...

Some minerals used everyday are:
Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungstem
Pencils-Graphite
Batteries/Flim-Silver
Pots-Clay
In The Kitchen:
Forks/Spoons/Knives-Stainless Steal
Drinking Glasses-Quartz Crystal
Pots/Pans-Metal, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron, Copper or Aluminium

@Jared
I had no idea that clay was used in medicine!

Xavier Frisch said...

@kyle lemmink
Kyle, I think that you are correct with what you posted. So I agree with you.

keene,carlie said...

without minerals we wouldnt have cars, plains, and trains. we wouldnt be able to brush our teeth or wash our clothes. here are some of the commen minerals used everyday:
Lightbulb-Tungsten

Pen/Paper-Tungsten

Paints/Pencils-Graphite

Film/Batteries-Silver

Pots-Clay

Buis,Dylan said...

People use many minerals in there everyday life.(most common)
Including:
Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungsten
Paint/Pencils-Graphite
Film/Batteries-Silver
flower Pots-Clay

Dylan buis and ryan weber

Buis,Dylan said...

i agree with kilgore cause her minerals are most useful and we agreed on most of it.

Dylan Buis and Ryan Weber

Freeman Andrew said...

I never knew that some of the minerals that are in some of the materials where even in the material.Like these minerals

Tungsten-lightbulbs
Graphite-paints and pencils
Clay-flower pots,bricks,and tiles
Gypsum-plasterboard
Quartz-windows

Bettner,Aaron said...
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dace,connor said...

These are minerals that are used for building a house.
Bricks and tiles-clay
nails-steel

Freeman Andrew said...

@ Jarod
I didnt know that they used gold in dentistrey. Or that they used mecurey in themomeeters that is interresting because mercurey is toxic I wonder how they make it non-toxic. I would like to learn more about that

Dickerson,Daniel said...

lightbulb tungsten, pen tungsten, pencil graphite, flower pot clay, these are some minerals used around the house in various objects.

Bettner,Aaron said...

Tungsten-lightbulbs,pens and paper
Graphite is usd for Pencils and paints. Silver is used for batteries and film. Some pots are made of clay

anonymous said...

We use alot of minerals everyday.
Graphite-pencil lead
Light bulb-Tungsten
Film/Batteries-silver
Pots-Clay

Andrew Hudson

Dickerson,Daniel said...

Drew, I think you need more than clay and concrete to build a house.

anonymous said...

I agree with Ethan that pots are made out of clay
Andrew Hudson

Dorrington, Madison said...

The minerals that I use every day in the kitchen is Cultery(forks, knives, spoons etc.) They are made of stainless steel. Stainless steel is strong, rigid, hard, and does not rust. Another is Pots and Pans. They can be made from; metal, stainless steel, cast iron, copper or aluminum. Even the non-sticking coat is made from fluorine. These minerals are strong, imperable, does not rust, and conducts heat. The tips of pens that we use are made from tungsten. Tungsten is strong, rigid, and imperable. There are so many things that I/we all use everyday that we don’t know are minerals.
@ Sara Dirr it is weird to think that whenever we eat we are eating off of minerals and steel!

jennyjenthai101 said...

Tooth Paste~fluorite, quartz, mica, and titanium.
Light Bulb~ Copper, Nickel, Molybdenum, and Trona.
Glass~Silica, Limestone ,Soda Ash
TV~ quartz, wolframite, chromite, and quartz.
Cheese~Calcium,Phosphorus,Lodine, and Sodium.
Pencils~Graphite

milah williams said...

we use minerals every where like toothpaste have silica and limestone, vases or pots use clay, and light bulbs have Tungsten in them.

anonymous said...

Everyday I use different minerals like tungsten, graphite, silver, clay, and fluorite. I didn’t know that light bulbs are mad of tungsten. Also that batteries are made out of silver. Building a house: bricks and tiles- clay, cement- gypsum, plasterboard- gypsum, nuts, bolts, nails and screws- steel, plumbing and wiring-copper, windows- quartz, and finishing touches- house numbers- chormium.
-Kaleigh McCarthy

milah williams said...

wow rachel you put some of the items that i put for my answer. do you think there are minerals in things like soap, candy, or fruits. like an orange it uses vitamin c if thats even a mineral which im pretty sure it is.

Jenn Davis said...

I use windows everyday to look outside. I didn’t realize that we had so many different minerals around us. One is quartz. I didn’t know that windows are made out of it and is even used in a house.
Building a House-bricks, cement and tiles are made from clay; plasterboard is made from gypsum; nuts, bolts, nails and screws are all made from iron; plumbing and wiring are made from copper and plastic but used to be made from lead when we didn’t know it was poisonous; windows are made from quartz and house numbers are made from chromium.

@Sara Dirr
I didn't know that forks, knives and spoons are made out of steel. I thought that it was just used in construction and stuff but I never thought you would use it to eat. Did you know that steel was used for stuff like this before we did this activity?

austin tilford said...

gold is found in south africa, u.s.a, austrailia, brazil, canada, china, and russia. not done im doing it when i get home.

A, Owen said...

The minerals/things that I use everyday are spoons and forks, Lightbulb, pens/paper, paints/pencils, and pots and clay. Those were just some that I use every day. Some things that we don't notice are the copper pipes in houses(not all houses have copper pipeing), even in fodd there are minerals. For example, iron is in legumes, whole grains,potatos, egg yolk, cocoa, green vegetables, and dried fruit. Thats just iron there are a lot more minerals in food and other things that we don't know are there.

A, Owen said...

Sydney is right people use minerals every day and doin't realize it. If people knew what was in it some wouldn't eat the food they like because there are rocks in it, but you really don't notice it. Do you ever stop to think before you eat or use something what's in this food or pencil that I'm useing?

Bass,Zoey said...

some minerals that we use everyday are:

tungsun- lightbulbs
Graphite- pencils
Silver-batteries,gewlery

Bass,Zoey said...

i agree with stephine o"leary, graphite is also used for stuff like paints and pencils

anonymous said...

To Jarod Francis:
I think that is so weird that we actually use clay in medicne! I wonder what other minerals are used in other items that we dont know about? I would like to learn about other daily items that we use everyday and the minerals that are used to make them.
-Kaleigh McCarthy

noah hartman said...

I went on In the Kitchen and found out:

Stainless steel is made from Magnetite, Goethite, andchrtomite
Kaolinite- is a clay mineral used to make crockery
Glass- made from Quarts sand

noah hartman said...

@ ethan mercurio You have alot of information i never knew all the stuuf we use in our every day lives had all these minerals. Did you?

Cecil,Tommy said...

For cutlery they use stainless steel. stainless steel is made of molton iron with another metal called chromium which stop the metal from rusting. iron and chromium are minerals.cockery use clay.drinking glasses are made of glass and quartz. pots and pans are made of copper and aluminum.

Cecil,Tommy said...

i agree with all of the materials in Drew and Anthony's post

Evan Triplett said...

These are minerals that are found in every day kichens.

Cutlery-Steel,iron,chromium

Crockery-clay

Drinking glasses-Quarts

Pots and Pans-Iron,copper,aluminium

cans-Bauxite,tin

Cleaning products-calcium

salt-salt

Evan Triplett said...

george I did not know that soap had minerals in it.

Granger,Hannah said...

These are some of the common minerals people use everyday.
Lightbulb-Tungsten
Pen/Paper-Tungsten
Paint/Pencils-Graphite
Film/Batteries-Silver
flower Pots-Clay

katy,n.highlanders said...

I clicked on health and medicine and this is what I found out:
casts are made from bandanges soaked in wet platser. this mineral is called gypsum.
the same thing with thermometers. the liquid mercury expands at room temperature sending it up the tube its held in. mercury is also used in dentisry.
kaolinite is a clay material that is sometimes added to medicines you swallow and in lotions that you sometimes put on your skin.

Buelterman,Abbey said...

One of the minerals we use every day is tungsten it is used in light bulbs, they tungsten since it has a very high melting point so it won't melt inside the light bulb. Quartz is around us, quartz is used in silicon chips which is used in computers look i'm around quartz right now since i'm using a laptop.
Quartz-Computers
Tungsten-Light Bulbs
Stainless Steel-Cutery
Fluorite-Tooth Paste

Buelterman,Abbey said...

i agree with Sydnay there is tuscun.

Amber said...

there are many minerals that are used in our homes every day. some like:
Tungsten: light bulbs,pens, and paper
Graphite:paints and pencils
clay:dishes, pots, cups, etc.
silver:batteries, film, jewlery

anonymous said...

The most common uesed items that you use in a room every day are; light bulbs, paper and pen/pencil, batteries and movie film, pots, and finaly clay. Those are items that people ues every day.

By Luke Brockman

anonymous said...

@ Ethan Mercurio.

I agree with all the materials that people ues in their everyday lifes. there are many more too.People sometimes may not even realize what materials they ues all the time.

By Luke Brockman

anonymous said...

Some every day materials are light bulbs,paint/pencils,and pen/paper

kristan dalton

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stenger.nathan said...

some things people use around the house are... clay,mica,paper,pen,paint,batteries,pots,pencils,lightbulbsand those are some of the things we use around the house that are minerals.

stenger.nathan said...

to alexandra wall i did not know that merckury in thermometers is a mineral thank for teaching me something new

johnsholly said...

people use these minerals daily graphite in pencils,silver for batteries and tungsten for lightbulbs

imushrush said...

What minerals do you use everyday? Tungston graphite silver marble and clay What minerals are all around you that you didn't realize?Clay pots silver in batteries schools and houses have marble in them

imushrush said...

I agree with drew minerals are inportant becuase we can make money out of them like coper in pennies. And the statue of liberty has copper in it as well.