Crystals

Middle schoolers investigate patterns in solids, the structures of crystals and rocks made up of minerals. In this crystals lesson plan, students review solids, make patterns with Styrofoam balls, make crystals in the lab and observe their patterns, and make crystal systems using the patterns for the 6 crystal systems. Middle schoolers observe crystals in rocks and classify samples as rocks or minerals.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Earth Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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