Mineral Science Kit

Mineral Science Kit

# 018673

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Item #: 018673
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

Includes: Magnetic Pyrite, Blue Aragonite, Realgar, Calcite, Sodalite, Beryl, Sphalerite, Tourmaline, Siderite, Rhodochrosite, Wollastonite, Rock Salt, Crystal Point, Fuchsite, Olivine.

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!




Category Description for GeoCentral Rock Science Kits:

These rock sets include the basics for each category. Specimens range in size from ¾" to 1" and each set includes a 1" plastic magnifier and guide. The Hardness and Mineral kits also include a streak plate and nail. Each guide includes a key to specimens and an introductory statement about the contents of that particular kit. For the hardness kit an explanation is given along with the MOHS hardness scale; the mineral and rock kit guides give a brief explanation of their formation.

The Hardness Scale kit includes Talc, Gypsum, Calcite, Fluorite, Apatite, Orthoclase (Feldspar), Quartz, Topaz, and Corundum. Sorry - no diamond, which is the hardest naturally occurring material.

The Mineral kit includes Magnetic Pyrite, Blue Aragonite, Realgar,Calcite, Sodalite, Beryl, Sphalerite, Tourmaline, Siderite, Rhodochrosite, Wollastonite, Rock Salt, Crystal Point, Fuchsite, Olivine.

The Rock kit has 5 each of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks: Igneous Obsidian, Granite, Basalt, Scoria, Rhyolite; Sedimentary Shale, Calcareous Tufa, Sandstone, Conglomerate, Limestone; Metamorphic Slate, Marble, Quartzite, Gneiss, Shist.

If you want small, affordable kits to cover the basics, these are a great option. Specimens are large enough to see detail, and they come in a sturdy cardboard box with divided plastic tray. Storage isn't an issue in these compact kits. ~ Donna




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
EAN
734896636417
Format
Nature Equipment / Supplies
Brand Name
GeoCentral
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
5.38" x 7.5" x 1.62"
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Looks like it will be a fun way to learn about minerals.
Christine H on Aug 5, 2019
The box is easy to open in order to see the inside. It is appealing to me.
Kota K on Sep 7, 2018
Looks like it will be a fun way to learn about minerals.
Christine H on Aug 5, 2019
We needed this for a science experiment, and this looks great!
User on Oct 17, 2018
The box is easy to open in order to see the inside. It is appealing to me.
Kota K on Sep 7, 2018
We were looking for low cost, educational items to give away as prizes at our local gem and mineral show.
Joyce C on Mar 10, 2017
for my earth science class as school
Mark N on Sep 26, 2016
my son is studying rocks in minerals in class
tammy c on Nov 20, 2015
We needed this for a science experiment, and this looks great!
User on Oct 17, 2018
We were looking for low cost, educational items to give away as prizes at our local gem and mineral show.
Joyce C on Mar 10, 2017
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It's pretty cool. One of the best birthday presents ever. It has some stuff I've never heard of before.
May 3, 2018
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1 year ago

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