Explore Geology Rocks & Minerals Collection

Explore Geology Rocks & Minerals Collection

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Item #: 013227
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

As a mom who spent hours upon hours rock hunting with my children, I would have loved this set! Containing 24 different specimens in four classifications (minerals, metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous), these rocks are not affixed to anything, allowing them to be handled, carefully examined and thoroughly explored! This set offers an excellent way to test rock knowledge - simply remove the rocks from their plastic container and ask your student to match up the specimens with the attached chart found in the lid. Kit includes the following: Quartz, Feldspar, Talc, Olivine, Pyrite, Calcite, Slate, Gneiss, Anthracite, Quartz, Marble, Schist, Conglomerate, Sandstone, Shale, Gypsum, Limestone, Dolomite, Granite, Rhyolite, Basalt, Pumice, Obsidian, and Gabbro. Rock samples measure ½"-3/4" in length. An excellent educational tool for the aspiring geologist in your family! ~Deanne

Publisher Description:

This Rocks & Minerals Collection includes a set of 24 specimens (6 each of Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Igneous, and Minerals) enclosed in a handy, plastic storage container. A rock identification chart, complete with images, is included to help kids categorize their collection. A perfect starter set for the young budding geologist! (Actual dimensions: 6.25x4.75x.63; .32 lbs) Grades 3+, Ages 8+.


Category Description for Rock 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!



Category Description for GEOLOGY:
Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
EAN
795721131637
Format
Other
Brand Name
Scott Resources 2
Weight
0.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
6.25" x 5.0" x 0.62"
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Hands on experience
Cassie S on Jan 5, 2021
We are doing a Unit Study on Geology and this was a good price for our study with a variety of rocks.
Danielle B on Jul 18, 2020
Hands on experience
Cassie S on Jan 5, 2021
It has the rocks I need for science lessons, and at a very affordable price!
Mushermom on Nov 23, 2020
We are doing a Unit Study on Geology and this was a good price for our study with a variety of rocks.
Danielle B on Jul 18, 2020
Beginning a rocks and minerals unit - homeschooling Mom:-)
Amy L on Jan 29, 2018
We're studying Geology this year and I wanted a set of samples of the different types of rocks we have studied. This one seems to provide them all at a good price.
Rebecca M on Jan 2, 2018
science fair project
Katherine R on Sep 16, 2017
My daughter loves geology and this should be a good teaching tool for her.
Roxanne W on Jan 29, 2016
Unit Study
Leah L on Dec 16, 2015
My son is interested in geology.
Lisa C on Nov 4, 2015
It has the rocks I need for science lessons, and at a very affordable price!
Mushermom on Nov 23, 2020
Beginning a rocks and minerals unit - homeschooling Mom:-)
Amy L on Jan 29, 2018
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A Lot for a Little
As we were coming to our rocks and minerals unit I did a lot of searching for samples to use. I did not want to spend a fortune, especially since I have only one child that I homeschool and he is not particularly interested in rocks. I came across this kit, and was delighted to find so many samples for such a small price. There are 6 samples of each of the four categories. The box has individual holes for each rock. The samples are approximately an inch long. The box itself is about 5" by 5". As soon as I opened the box I took a permanent marker and numbered the chart samples 1 - 24 and wrote the number on the samples themselves-- in case they get mixed up I can still know what is what! My only disappointment was that the pumice didn't float.
February 11, 2017
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over 4 years ago


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