In this activity, students will be introduced to the concept of mineral stoichiometrics (ratios of atoms in a compound) by performing a chemical reaction between copper and sulfur, which can result in either covellite...
In this activity, students will learn the properties of cleavage and fracture (how minerals break when struck with a hammer), and will use these properties as a diagnostic test for identifying minerals. Working in small...
In this activity, students will familiarize themselves with ground water terminology, learn how hazardous materials contaminate ground water, and interview a professional working on problems of ground water...
In this activity, students construct a magnetometer from a magnet and a spring balance and use it to locate buried objects in a tray. The activity will reinforce the idea that local fluctuations in Earth's magnetic...
Volcanoes provide spectacular evidence that we are living on a dynamic planet, where land can be created or destroyed without regard to human structures or civilizations. This interactive resource adapted from the...
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