Students identify rocks and minerals

New School Montessori (9-12) students are studying and identifying rocks and minerals. They went from station to station, working through a series of  questions to determine the identity of a rock or mineral sample. Students can test mineral properties for hardness using the Mohs hardness scale, streak, cleavage, magnetism, luster and even electrical conductivity. You can determine if rocks have a reaction to acid and whether they float or are transparent, translucent or opaque.


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