Classroom Collection of Rocks and Minerals

Classroom Collection of Rocks and Minerals

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Item #: 002263
Grades: PK-8

Product Description:

Includes 50 specimens (approximately 1") in a compartmentalized box. Includes specimens from the following groups: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; ores, gemstones, and minerals in the scale of hardness. Numbered specimens are keyed to study sheet and a Rocks and Minerals Study Guide is also included.

Category Description for Elementary Multigrade Support Materials:
Category Description for BJU Press Elementary Levels:

Home Teacher Editions have reduced student text pages, lesson information for the teacher and answers to discussion questions in magenta. The texts are full-color and present a variety of topics from earth and space science, life science and physical science at each level. Most student texts are softbound. The Student Activity Manuals have all consumable student materials including worksheets to accompany the text, review sheets, and experiments with places for students to evaluate or record scientific data. The Complete Home School kits include all essential materials for one child.

Category Description for BJU Press Science:

With so many secular materials infused with evolution, it's sometimes difficult to find solid science materials that are based on Creationism. Bob Jones Science is thoroughly Christian, including many evidences and support of Creationism and many "holes" in the theory of evolution, particularly at the upper grade levels. Vital to the program are the student activities, or labs. The scientific method is emphasized as children participate on hands-on activities and experiments throughout the curriculum. The junior high and high school levels are full-blown laboratory science courses, complete with a separate lab manual. Experiments are excellent, but some of them require unique materials or are difficult to do in a home environment. The revised texts are more home-friendly, though, and Bob Jones also offers a Lab Manual Supplement for home schoolers, containing tips for doing lab activities in smaller groups. We have used many of these upper level texts in our home school. We also have accumulated a wealth of laboratory equipment and supplies over the years, which has made the lab work easier. I have sometimes substituted labs from Experiences in Biology and Experiences in Chemistry (from Castle Heights - see index) where it's been too difficult to use a particular lab. Bob Jones has made it easy to obtain lab materials and chemicals (you can order almost anything you need for their courses on the Science Lab Materials Order Form), but some labs are still pretty complex for a home environment, requiring a lot of set-up and preparation time. For each grade level, essential materials are listed first, followed by asterisked (*) supplemental support materials. Support items used at multiple grade levels are at the end.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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1.8 (lbs.)
14.38" x 7.62" x 1.38"
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Nature homeschool study on Rocks, Minerals, and Soil
Genita B on Jan 7, 2022
College course requirement and best deal!!
Bereket G on Feb 1, 2021
Nature homeschool study on Rocks, Minerals, and Soil
Genita B on Jan 7, 2022
This rock collection has all 3 types of rocks
Samantha H on Nov 7, 2021
College course requirement and best deal!!
Bereket G on Feb 1, 2021
This is for use with R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth and Environment.
Mary Martha A on Oct 9, 2020
Homeschool curriculum requirement
Bradley S on Aug 24, 2020
Gift for grandson
GAil L on Oct 22, 2019
I'm choosing this for my 4th grade grandson. I wanted something he could enjoy. This appears to have good size specimens along with a guide to know the names of the rocks.
Jeff S on Sep 12, 2019
For home school purposes
Laurel B on Jan 31, 2019
for educational events
Kathryn K on Nov 30, 2017
Sounds like a good collectionfor teaching children who are I terested in rock collecting.
Dawn R on Aug 25, 2017
hao P on Dec 24, 2016
This rock collection has all 3 types of rocks
Samantha H on Nov 7, 2021
This is for use with R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth and Environment.
Mary Martha A on Oct 9, 2020
Does this kit have diorite?
WAGS AARON B on Aug 26, 2022
BEST ANSWER: No, diorite is not listed in the collection.
I recently purchased a set and it’s missing the identification sheet. Can I purchase one?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Rock-Forming Minerals: 1. Microcline, 2. Plagioclase, 3. Hornblende, 4. Muscovite, 5. Biotite, 6. Calcite, 7. Quartz

Igneous Rocks: 8. Pumice, 9. Obsidian, 10. Scoria, 11. Basalt, 12. Andesite, 13. Granite, 14. Rhyolite

Metamorphic Rocks: 15. Amphibolite, 16. Slate, 17. Quartzite, 18. Gneiss, 19. Talc Schist, 20. Garnet Schist, 21. Marble, 22. Anthracite Coal

Sedimentary Rocks: 23. Conglomerate, 24. Sandstone, 25. Arkose, 26. Shale, 27. Oil Shale, 28. Calcareous Tufa, 29. Limestone

Ores of Common Metas and Non-Metals: 30. Magnesium Ore - Dolomite, 31. Silver Ore - Rhodonite, 32. Copper Ore - Malachite, 33. Manganese Ore - Pyrolusite, 34. Copper Ore - Chalcopyrite, 35. Lead Ore - Galena, 36. Carbon - Graphite, 37. Iron Ore - Hematite, 38. Iron Ore - Magnetite, 39. Aluminum Ore - Bauxite, 40. Iron Ore - Pyrite, 41. Beryllium Ore - Beryl, 42. Lithium Ore - Spodumene, 43. Flourine Ore - Flourite, 44. Plaster of Paris - Gypsum, 45. Phosphate Ore - Apatite

Gemstones: 46. Tourmaline, 47. Agate, 48. Olivine, 49. Rose Quartz, 50 Amethyst Quartz
I have a set but no key to the numbered minerals and rock samples. Where can I get a key the numbered samples?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Please send an email request to They will be able to help you.
What is #12 in the set?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The #12 rock says it’s Andesite. Hope that helps
Can you provide a complete list of the specimens included in the Classroom Collection of Rocks and Minerals?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are 50 specimens: microcline feldspar, albite feldspar, hornblende, augite, biotite, calcite, quartz, pumice, obsidian, scoria, basalt, andesite, granite, rhyolite, amphibolite, slate, quartzite, gneiss, talc, schist, marble, anthracite coal, conglomerate, sandstone, arkose, shale, oil shale, calcareous tufa, limestone, breccia, gypsum, malachite, dolomite, chalcopyrite, graphite, limonite, hematite, magnetite, bauxite, pyrite, beryl, blackjack sphalerite, fluorite, corundum, chalcedony, tourmaline, specular hematite, olivine, rose quartz, amethyst quartz.
Is this set compatible with DIVE Earth Science labs?
User on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, per the DIVE publisher, this is exactly the right and best kit to purchase to accompany the DIVE Earth Science labs.
Does this set include limestone?
A shopper on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Limestone is #29 on the list
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