Useful Rocks & Minerals Kit (Earthly Elements)
This handy little starter kit includes 6 specimens (1/2 and up), 1 magnifying lens/ruler (credit card size, cardboard display tray, Mohs Hardness Scale, and guide book. Your set may contain any variety of specimens and may include feldspar, pyrite, copper, quartz, mica, selenite, obsidian, granite, marble, limestone, lava rock, or coal. Use the guide book for identification purposes and have fun with the included activities.
Explore the details of rocks and minerals that we use everyday (and dont even realize it!) This Kit includes a Rock Classification Chart, Magnifying Lens Ruler, S.T.E.A.M. Handbook and 6 real Rocks & Minerals.
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!