Lesson Plan

Curious Crystals

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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  • Makes a strong anticipatory activity for the mini unit
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  • An attractive lab sheet provides a whimsical introduction, procedure, data table, and analysis questions
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