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Sands of the World
This collaborative project uses sand to teach an earth science unit, engaging science, language arts, math and other skills. Explains sand origins and composition, provides mineralogy background and sand analysis worksheet for students. Compares sands worldwide, with sites from different countries and an extensive gallery of sand microphotography. Includes audio recordings and explanations of musical sands, fun facts, extensive links to related sites. Provides background on multiple intelligences and using technology in teaching.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Module / Unit
    • Project
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1153
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Chariho Regional School District (Rhode Island)
M.I. (Multiple Intelligences) Program