Collect and Identify Minerals and Rocks Exposed in Local Area
Is this a diamond that you found? or just a piece of glass? On a hiking trail, at the beach or in a river you can find hundreds of colorful stones or minerals and some can be really valuable. Can you identify them?
Material and instructions:
Learn how to find, collect and identify minerals and rocks exposed in your local area. You may have a valuable collection of what you have found in a few years. For the purpose of this project you will also need to explain how you identify each mineral and compare their properties and record them in tables.
Details of this project
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