An overview of how minerals are identified and classified by geologists. Every mineral has a unique chemical composition and crystal structure. Therefore, every mineral has its own set of unique properties. This lab features six of the most common tests used to identify minerals: color, streak, luster, hardness, magnetism, and reaction with acids. The kids rotate between stations performing each of these tests on the specimens.
Demo Pack includes: set of mineral samples (lodestone, talc, pyrite, calcite, quartz, halite), streak plate, nail, penny, eyedropper, 1 oz acetic acid, 7/8 oz iron filings, 5" tart pan, 4"x6" baggie
Study Group Pack includes: 4 sets of mineral samples (lodestone, talc, pyrite, calcite, quartz, halite), 4 streak plates, 4 nails, 4 pennies, 4 eyedroppers, 4 1-oz acetic acid, 4 7/8-oz iron filings, 4 5" tart pans, 4 4"x6" baggies
Classroom Pack includes: 10 sets of mineral samples (lodestone, talc, pyrite, calcite, quartz, halite), 10 streak plates, 10 nails, 10 pennies, 10 eyedroppers, 10 1-oz acetic acid, 10 7/8-oz iron filings, 10 5" tart pans, 10 4"x6" baggies