Rocks & Minerals

*Curricular Grade Level and Topic

  • Grade 3 - Unit A Rocks & Minerals
  • Grade 7 - Unit E Planet Earth
  • Science 20 - Unit C The Changing Earth

*Praxis Resources Correlated to the Grades 1 - 12 Alberta Science Curriculum.

Classroom Speaker or Field Trip

Don`t forget to ask us to locate a classroom speaker such as a rock collector or help you arrange a field trip. Just include this additional request in the note section of the online reservation form  when you are booking your kit.

Rocks & Minerals Learning Kit *Contents

Rocks & Minerals Kit #1 Contents (pdf, docx)

Rocks & Minerals Kit #2 Contents (pdf, docx)

*Contents of kits may vary.

Duo Tangs/Books/Booklets:

  • Rocks & Minerals Binder (black)
  • The Science of Change: Geological Survey of Canada (thin book)
  • Let’s Do Science, Grade 3 Rocks & Minerals (blue duo tang)

Rock Samples(plastic box):

  • Magnetite / calcite
  • Halite / feldspar
  • Fluorite/Pyrite
  • Graphite / milky quartz (missing one graphite)
  • Galena / muscovite
  • Sedimentary, Igneous & Metamorphic Samples (13 missing conglomerate key is on lid)

Equipment:

  •  Bag of rocks with 4 die (use with A Rock in Born game)
  • Microviewer
  • Epsom Salts (plastic container)

The Rock Box Series:

  • #1 Metamorphic Collection
  • #2 Sedimentary Collection
  • #3 Minerals Collection
  • #4 Igneous Collection

Colour & Streak Test Kit:

  • Mineral samples (9 - see lid)
  • Streak plate

Hardness Test Kit (medium zip lock):

  • Files (2 hard steel with 5.7 hardness)
  • Nails (5 soft steel with 5 hardness)
  • Copper nails (5 with 3 hardness)
  • Streak plates (5 with 7 hardness)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Corundum emery cloth (sand paper with hardness 9)

Mineral Test Kit (small zip lock):

  • Black streak plate (7 hardness)
  • Button Magnet
  • Compass
  • Eyedropper
  • Glass plate (5.2 hardness)
  • Penny (3 hardness)
  • Instructions
  • Magnifying glass (small plastic)
  • Nail (5 hardness)
  • White streak plate (7 hardness)

Geology Activity Wrap-Up Game:

  • 50 pieces (yellow & red pieces in original container)

Posters/Flatware/Display:

  • A Rock is Born (game)
  • Alberta Topography (poster)
  • Gemstones (poster)
  • Meteorites (poster)
  • Principal Mineral Areas of Canada (map)
  • Rocks (poster)
  • Rocks & Minerals (poster)
  • Sedimentary (poster)

Rocks & Minerals *Links

Rocks & Minerals Links (pdfdocx)

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