Rocks are made of minerals in different combinations and proportions. Minerals are classified into groups such as silicates and non-silicates. Show examples of these minerals to your students with our interactive model.
First they make their model minerals using the colourful parts with real mineral images. Then they use them to look at 32 different types of minerals and how they are classified. The model can be used for introductory or more advanced classes.
The model covers light silicates (feldspars, quartz, muscovite & clay minerals), dark silicates (pyroxenes, amphiboles, olivine, biotite & garnet), non-silicates (carbonates, halides, oxides, sulphides, sulphates & phosphates), native elements (gold, graphite, diamond, copper & sulphur) and Mohs scale of hardness.
Includes full colour Powerpoint class presentation!
Takes about 30 minutes!
Dimensions of largest rock: 11cm/4in x 5cm/2in x 3cm/1in
Download includes: instructions, model templates and Powerpoint presentation.
All you need: paper, scissors and tape
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