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Students 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. Students observe crystals in rocks and classify samples as rocks or minerals.

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6th - 8th
Earth Science
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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