Affordable, with just enough variety to whet the young geologist’s appetite and an excellent guide to identification activities, including the vocabulary of testing.
Children will learn to look for luster (the way a mineral reflects light) and hardness (measured on the Mohs scale), for example.
This starter kit includes 15 numbered specimens that represent the full range of types of rocks, a small magnifier, and activity guide offering more test ideas for further study, all neatly packed in a sturdy box. Ages 5 and up.
Set includes: Obsidian, Granite, Basalt, Scoria, Rhyolite, Shale, Calcareous Tufa, Sandstone, Conglomerate, Limestone, Slate, Marble, Quartzite, Gneiss, and Schist.