Crystals

Students investigate patterns in solids, the structures of crystals and rocks made up of minerals. For 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. Students observe crystals in rocks and classify samples as rocks or minerals.

6th - 8th Science 11 Views 168 Downloads
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Subjects
Earth Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning

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