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Panning for Gold and Magnetite

Young scholars 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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Resource Details

Grade
3rd - 5th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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