Introductory Earth Science Collection

Introductory Earth Science Collection

# 002261

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Item #: 002261
Grades: PK-AD

Product Description:

A good basic set containing 75 rock and mineral samples, unmounted, in a compartmentalized specimen tray. Rocks are number-coded to a list of their names by category with additional information contained in the accompanying Rocks and Minerals Study Guide. This set is used to demonstrate the major rock-forming minerals; the scale of hardness; and recognized physical properties (streak, luster, cleavage, fracture, and specific gravity). It also includes metal and nonmetal ores and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Each specimen is of fairly good size (most about 1½" x ¾"). A streak plate, magnet, magnifier, nail, and copper coin are furnished so you can test for properties.

Category Description for Rock / Fossil Collections:

We have several rock-hounds here - as evidenced by the boxes of rocks that haunt the dark recesses under beds and in closets, when they're not strewn all over the floor! Of course, our "good" rock collections don't suffer the same fate. These have been used countless times in our homeschool, especially in our study of Earth Science. Kept in the schoolroom, the children are free to use them to identify other rocks or just to peruse for sheer delight. I guess you can tell that I am rather fond of rocks myself. The combinations and varieties that God has embedded in the Earth are astounding and beautiful. We had to "dig" a little for the information to stock these, but it was totally worth the effort!




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
AD
EAN
727953202113
Format
Science Equipment / Supplies
Brand Name
Scott Resources
Weight
6.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
19.25" x 11.0" x 1.5"
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Had examples of all 3 rock types, streak plate and seemed well-ordered. Needed for earth science lab.s
Joan S on Aug 13, 2017
the contents are more specific and the material is more in depth.
Raymond R on Feb 25, 2017
Had examples of all 3 rock types, streak plate and seemed well-ordered. Needed for earth science lab.s
Joan S on Aug 13, 2017
supply needed for our homeschool community
Jill O on Jul 8, 2017
the contents are more specific and the material is more in depth.
Raymond R on Feb 25, 2017
Better price on this website. Exactly what my granddaughter wanted.
Denise H on Nov 27, 2016
I chose this to go along with the Earth Science course my child is taking.
Lisa D on Mar 4, 2016
supply needed for our homeschool community
Jill O on Jul 8, 2017
Better price on this website. Exactly what my granddaughter wanted.
Denise H on Nov 27, 2016
does this contain galena as a specimen?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not include galena as a specimen.
Should I also buy the Classroom Collection of Rocks and Minerals or is it mostly duplicated?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would say that it is "mostly" duplicated although there are some in the Classroom Collection that are not in the Introductory Earth Science Collection. Many of the "Ores of Common Metals and Non-Metals" ae not included. Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic sections are mostly duplicated although Talc schist and Garnet schist are not included. Although the Earth Science Collection does not have a "Gemstones" category, all items from that category are included except: Tourmaline, Agate, and Amythyst Quartz. Lastly, Microcline, Plagioclase, and Hornblende are not included with the Rock-Forming Minerals.
I have the Introductory Earth Science Collection(ordered for my first child) but now my second child needs it for his class and we cannot find the numbered list of minerals! I have the box of minerals and the rocks and minerals handbook. Is there any way I could get the list of minerals with the corresponding 75 numbers? Could a copy be emailed to me? Thank you!
A shopper on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you've purchased this kit from us, please contact our customer service at 888-841-3456 and we'll help you with the list.
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