Describe what each outcome means in terms of the rock and or mineral (e.g. does it indicate the presence of a specific type of chemical?).

Unit 1 Assignment: Rocks and Mineral Identification by Characteristics:
Proper identification of rocks and minerals is an important part of Earth Science. The goal of this assignment is to understand the major tests to identify each rock or mineral and apply what you learned to four examples. Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation addressing the following:
Introduce rock and mineral identification as a process. Make sure to include:The difference between a rock and a mineralImportance of proper identification
2. Using the list of identification tests for rocks and minerals, create a slide for each test with the following items:
How the test is performed (include equipment, images of equipment)Examples of potential test outcomes (pictures encouraged)Describe what each outcome means in terms of the rock and or mineral (e.g. does it indicate the presence of a specific type of chemical?)
3. After this series of slides, create a table with all the tests you presented and input the results for the following examples: Diamond, Dolomite, Gneiss, and Chalk. After your table, summarize the key characteristics of each sample that help in identification.
NOTE: Assignments will also be assessed on how well the presentation is made and accessible for the viewer to understand. This includes:
Clarity of information presentedAPA formatting of citations (both on slides and at the end) (all images used must have a citation on the slide with the image)Visual layout of information that engages the viewer
Mineral Tests:
LusterColorStreakLight TransmissionCrystal Shape/HabitHardnessCleavageFractureTenacityDensityRock Tests
Texture/GrainHCl ReactivityMineral CompositionAppearanceHardness
http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/id/mineral_id_keyi1.htm (Links to an external site.)
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/pccp/fhwahi91205.pdf (Links to an external site.)
RubricGEL111 Unit 1 Assignment RubricGEL111 Unit 1 Assignment RubricCriteria Ratings PtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Readability and Citations10 pts10Technical information is presented in a clear and understandable manner with limited jargon. Sources are cited using correct APA format.8 pts8Technical information is presented in a clear and understandable manner with limited jargon. Sources are cited incorrectly or not present.6 pts6Assessment is clear and readable, but the use of jargon makes the writing challenging to understand. Sources are cited using correct APA format.4 pts4Assessment is clear and readable, but the use of jargon makes the writing challenging to understand. Sources are cited incorrectly or not present.2 pts2Assessment is extremely difficult to understand. Sources are cited incorrectly or not present.0 pts0N/A10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Mineral Properties10 pts10All mineral properties are listed and briefly (but clearly) described. Including: Luster, Color, Streak, Light Transmission, Crystal Shape/Habit, Hardness, Cleavage, Fracture, Tenacity, Density, and other properties.8 pts8All mineral properties are listed and all are described, but either not clearly or fully.6 pts6All mineral properties are listed and and only some are described.4 pts4All mineral properties are named, but they are not described.2 pts2Only a few mineral properties are named.0 pts0Mineral properties are not addressed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Mineral Identification10 pts10The identification process is listed with full details that explain the process. This includes the test being used, possible outcomes of the test, and what the test results mean.8 pts8The full identification is listed, but a few details are missing.6 pts6The full identification is listed, but most of the details are missing.4 pts4The identification process is very briefly outlined.2 pts2The identification process is only partially outlined.0 pts0Mineral identification process is not addressed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Rock Properties10 pts10All rock properties are listed and briefly (but clearly) described. Including: Texture/Grain, HCl Reactivity, Mineral Composition, Appearance, Hardness, and other properties.8 pts8All rock properties are listed and all are described, but either not clearly or fully.6 pts6All rock properties are listed and and only some are described.4 pts4All rock properties are named, but they are not described.2 pts2Only a few rock properties are named.0 pts0Rock properties are not addressed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Rock Identification10 pts10The identification process is listed with full details that explain the process. This includes the test being used, possible outcomes of the test, and what the test results mean.8 pts8The full identification is listed, but a few details are missing.6 pts6The full identification is listed, but most of the details are missing.4 pts4The identification process is very briefly outlined.2 pts2The identification process is only partially outlined.0 pts0Rock identification process is not addressed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Diamond Analysis10 pts10The properties and identification of diamond are fully discussed, including the properties listed above and every step used to identify it.8 pts8The properties and identification are highly detailed, but the reader is left with 1 or 2 gaps in knowledge.6 pts6Either the properties or the identification is fully described, but not both.4 pts4The properties and identification process of briefly outlined, but not fully discussed2 pts2The properties or identification process of diamond is briefly listed, but not both.0 pts0Diamonds are not specifically discussed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Dolomite Analysis10 pts10The properties and identification of dolomite are fully discussed, including the properties listed above and every step used to identify it.8 pts8The properties and identification are highly detailed, but the reader is left with 1 or 2 gaps in knowledge.6 pts6Either the properties or the identification is fully described, but not both.4 pts4The properties and identification process of briefly outlined, but not fully discussed2 pts2The properties or identification process of dolomite is briefly listed, but not both.0 pts0Dolomite is not specifically discussed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Gneiss Analysis10 pts10The properties and identification of gneiss are fully discussed, including the properties listed above and every step used to identify it.8 pts8The properties and identification are highly detailed, but the reader is left with 1 or 2 gaps in knowledge.6 pts6Either the properties or the identification is fully described, but not both.4 pts4The properties and identification process of briefly outlined, but not fully discussed2 pts2The properties or identification process of gneiss is briefly listed, but not both.0 pts0Gneiss is not specifically discussed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Chalk Analysis10 pts10The properties and identification of chalk are fully discussed, including the properties listed above and every step used to identify it.8 pts8The properties and identification are highly detailed, but the reader is left with 1 or 2 gaps in knowledge.6 pts6Either the properties or the identification is fully described, but not both.4 pts4The properties and identification process of briefly outlined, but not fully discussed2 pts2The properties or identification process of chalk is briefly listed, but not both.0 pts0Chalk is not specifically discussed.10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Comparison10 pts10Diamond, dolomite, gneiss, and chalk are compared and contrasted fully. This includes their overall properties, different tests performed to identify them, and the results of the tests.8 pts8Only two of three topics listed are compared.6 pts6Only one of the three topics listed are compared.4 pts4Only a brief comparison is given.2 pts2Not all four are compared.0 pts0Diamond, dolomite, gneiss, and chalk are not compared and contrasted.10 ptsTotal Points: 100