7. Nonmetallic mineral resources are divided into two broad groups: Building materials and industrial minerals.
For example, Limestone can be used as a building material or can be crushed to make cement. As an industrial mineral. Limestone is used in the manufacture of steel. Farmers use it to neutralize acidic soils.
10. Rocks are crushed so that the valuable minerals can be separated from the waste rock.
Real Life Connection Aluminum in bauxite ore is extracted from the ground and refined to be used in aluminum foil and many other products. The cost of creating a product from a mineral depends on how abundant the mineral is and how much the extraction and refining processes cost.
Each student on a table will draw an image representative of the lesson. Each student will try to guess what the drawing is about. Each student will have three recorded answers per drawing. Once all papers are answered each student will explain their work.