Minerals Lab

Students will become geologists as they explore an amazing array of minerals in a lab-like setting. Using scientific tests and careful observations of properties such as color, hardness, and magnetism, students practice identifying common minerals the way geologists do.

Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Number of Students: 30 maximum
Length: One hour
Fee: $10.00 per student ($250 minimum per program) includes museum admission. One chaperone per five students free; $10.00 per additional adult chaperone.

Please note: One chaperone per five students is required for grades K–8.

See also: Grades 3-5

Related Museum Resources

Geologic Hints for Teachers

Grades 3-8

Use these suggestions to get the most out of the timeline.

Geologic Time Scale

Grades 3-8
This time scale can be printed at various sizes for use while exploring museum exhibits or display in the classroom.

Mineral Hall Activities Hint for Teachers

Grades 2-5

Use these hints to make the most out of the Mineral Hall Activities, both in the museum and in your classroom.

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