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In this activity, students use their observational skills to explore the makeup of various samples of rocks. They will recognize that the rocks are made up of one or more minerals. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This module introduces students to minerals, crystals, and gems by using pictures and discussions of some of the extraordinary specimens residing in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. It includes three lessons in which they draw pictures of specimens, grow their own crystals of magnesium sulfate, and perform a scavenger hunt in which they look for minerals in commonly used objects and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Module / Unit, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This portal provides access to an extensive selection of web-based teaching resources in structural geology. It features basic information on rock types, faults, folds, and other structures; virtual maps and field trips; and on strain and rheology. There is also a page of links to external sites on structural geology. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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