Lesson Plan

Curious Crystals

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Crystals are more than meets the eye! Can learners tell them apart simply by observation? As they examine five samples with a magnifier, they find that appearance alone is not enough. This serves as an introduction to a mini unit on physical properties and change in solids that is part of a larger group of lessons in investigation of matter. 

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