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Panning for Gold and Magnetite

Students pan for minerals in a stream and discover why magnets attract magenitite but not nonmagnetic grains. They participate in the actual panning process and bag samples to be examined in class. Students recognize minerals by color and estimate the weights of the materials collected.

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3rd - 5th
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Lesson Plans
3 days
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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