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Mineral Puzzle

Mineral Puzzle

Mineral Puzzle

Appropriate for Grades: 3-6

Length: 20 minutes

Kit Description

Use rock samples to guide conversation about how rocks and minerals differ, where they are foundĀ and how we use them. Warm up with a rock sample matching activity. Next, build rocks from minerals using a puzzle. Finally, students create a work of art by combining their minerals to make a granite "sculpture."

Kit Includes

  • Program Resources folder
    • Activity information
    • Photos of granite
    • Sample puzzle
  • 4 manilla envelopes with cut out puzzle pieces
  • Copies of rock patterns
  • Bag of construction paper
  • Case of crayons
  • 1 pair of scissors