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Earth Science mineral identifictation lab

Earth Science mineral identifictation lab

A great lab for identifying minerals for Earth science without having lots of expensive equipment.


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Lesli De La O
Lesli De La O (Student)
11 years ago

This site is mostly for middle and high school students as far as the vocabulary goes. It may be a little difficult for primary students to comprehend the vocabulary in this activity. What I think the primary students can do is use the pictures of the rocks to identify and classify the rocks instead of doing the testing. Great pictures though. I enjoyed using the site.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 mins.
Joaquin Alvarado
Joaquin Alvarado (Faculty)
15 years ago
Great for drills on identifying minerals. The language may be a little difficult for jr. high school children and some high school students may have some difficulty with the geometric names.
Leigh-Ann King
Leigh-Ann King (Student)
15 years ago
I love the mineral testing. It's a great way for students to test themselves at home when they don't necessarily have access to all kinds of minerals. Good study tool for mineral identification!