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E is for Explore!: geology/rocks and minerals---need to check out this site next year when I teach geology unit.

E is for Explore!: geology/rocks and minerals---need to check out this site next year when I teach geology unit.

Science Fair: The Mohs Test: How to Compare the Hardness of Minerals  SC.4.E.6.2: Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color, and recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks:

The Mohs Test: How to Compare the Hardness of Minerals

Science Fair: The Mohs Test: How to Compare the Hardness of Minerals SC.4.E.6.2: Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color, and recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks:

Beakers and Bumblebees: This blog has really cool, edible, projects that illustrate the different phases of the rock cycle.

Beakers and Bumblebees: This blog has really cool, edible, projects that illustrate the different phases of the rock cycle.

Rocks and Minerals Discovery Day. Ideas and printables for 6 different stations you can set up for hands on learning in your classroom!

Rocks and Minerals Discovery Day. Ideas and printables for 6 different stations you can set up for hands on learning in your classroom!

How to Make a Candy Atom - http://susanevans.org/blog/5-build-atomic-models/

How to Make a Candy Atom - http://susanevans.org/blog/5-build-atomic-models/

If you're looking for a fun way to teach the phases of the moon, try having your students use Oreos to make their own model of the moon's phases.

If you're looking for a fun way to teach the phases of the moon, try having your students use Oreos to make their own model of the moon's phases.

Third grade seed investigation... the 7 kinds of seed dispersal.

Learning About Seeds in Third Grade (With Free Printables

The Mohs Hardness Scale of minerals will help you decide what type sample you have in your collection. Find out how to perform the hardness test and use the scale at Dig Into Geology:  http://www.minimegeology.com/home/mgeo/page_551/identifying_a_mineral_using_mohs_hardness_scale.html

The Mohs Hardness Scale of minerals will help you decide what type sample you have in your collection. Find out how to perform the hardness test and use the scale at Dig Into Geology: http://www.minimegeology.com/home/mgeo/page_551/identifying_a_mineral_using_mohs_hardness_scale.html

Crayon Rock Cycle...Science of Rocks - learn how rocks cycle through its various forms: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous through time!

Crayon Rock Cycle...Science of Rocks - learn how rocks cycle through its various forms: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous through time!