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Rocks, Minerals, and Landforms

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5-6

The learning experiences in the Rocks and Minerals and Landforms kit support the NYS Intermediate Science Core and its focus on Earth Science. Through the use of the skills of observing, classifying, collecting data, interpreting data, and manipulating data, students will investigate the properties of rocks and minerals. Students will observe and test rocks and/or minerals for color, texture, layers, cleavage, streak, reaction with hydrochloric acid, attraction to magnets, and conductivity of electricity. Most of the rocks and minerals in this kit have their origin in New York State with the exception of Anthracite (Coal). Coal is generally not found in New York State but a sample is included in the rock totebox collection.

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