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Rocks and Minerals

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Become a mineral specialist by identifying characteristics like hardness and streak. Students will discover the many uses and purposes of the Earth's geological wonders while getting to touch real mineral specimens.

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Cost

By Request: $175.00


Return shipping of the materials is now included in the program cost.

Note: International shipping is a $30 fee. Please schedule a month in advance for shipping outside of the U.S.

Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Sciences



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

We will not charge for programs cancelled to snow days or school emergencies.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister sites Sunwatch Archaeological Park and Fort Ancient provide interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Contact:
Karen Kuras
samm@norsoft.net
9372757431125

Program Details

Format

1. The program will begin with a live demonstration of the rock cycle
2. We will identify the difference between rocks and minerals
3. Students will test up to five different minerals using the mohs hardness scale.
4. We will check our results and discuss everyday uses for each mineral.

Objectives

Program Objectives:
Students will:
Explain the rock cycle.
Identify the importance of rocks and minerals.
Engage in activities to test for various minerals.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

K-4 Earth and Space Sciences
CONTENT STANDARD D:
Properties of earth materials
K-4 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
CONTENT STANDARD F:
Types of resources
Changes in environments

5-8 Earth and Space Sciences
Earth and Space Science
CONTENT STANDARD D:
Structure of the earth system
Earth's history

State Standards

NS.K-4 Earth and Space Sciences
D. Identify that the lithosphere contains rocks and minerals and that minerals make up rocks. Describe how rocks and minerals are formed and/or classified.
Indicators:
1. Describe the rock cycle and explain that there are sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks that have distinct properties (e.g., color, texture) and are formed in different ways.
2. Explain that rocks are made of one or more minerals.
3. Identify minerals by their characteristic properties.