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Rock I.D. Tool Kit
Rock I.D. Tool Kit
13644

This kit supplies the student with the tools necessary for rock, mineral, and fossil identification. Includes streak plate, glass plate, hand lens, dropper bottle, magnet, nail, penny, and hardness scale. Comes in a convenient zip-lock pouch for easy storing!

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$9.95 Kit
Sedimentary Rock Bag
Sedimentary Rock Bag
16790

6 commonly known sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary rocks are formed from preexisting rocks through the processes of erosion, followed by compaction or chemical precipitation. Each generous specimen is 1 1/4" to 1 1/5" and is contained in a resealable zip lock bag with a label. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.
6 commonly known sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary rocks are formed from preexisting rocks through the processes of erosion, followed by compaction or chemical precipitation. Each generous specimen is 1 1/4" to 1 1/5" and is contained in a resealable zip lock bag with a label. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.

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$5.50 Each
Igneous Rock Bag
Igneous Rock Bag
16788

An economy collection of 6 commonly known igneous rocks. Igneous rocks are formed by the cooling of molten rock, either magma or lava. Each generous specimen is 1 1/4" to 1 1/5" and is contained in a resealable zip lock bag with a label. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.

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$5.50 Each
Intro to Rocks Poster
Intro to Rocks Poster
16700

36" x 24" full color laminated poster.
This is an outstanding rock identification chart! The introduction explains that each type of rock is the result of a specific mixture of minerals subjected to a clearly defined geological process. It shows and describes the most common rock-forming minerals and variations that occur within rock types.
The bulk of the poster is divided into three sections, one for each rock type: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. An illustration shows how they are made, and a photograph shows a natural formation. A dozen other photographs show representative specimens. Each is accompanied by an informative caption citing identifying characteristics and common variations.
A bonus section shows and explains some of the more specialized and popular rock forms, such as geodes, concretions, agates, and meteorites.
This is a great poster for earth science classes. Rock collectors find it invaluable for quick reference.


36" x 24" full color laminated poster. This is an outstanding rock identification chart! The introduction explains that each type of rock is the result of a specific mixture of minerals subjected to a clearly defined geological process. It shows and describes the most common rock-forming minerals and variations that occur within rock types. The bulk of the poster is divided into three sections, one for each rock type: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. An illustration shows how they are made, and a photograph shows a natural formation. A dozen other photographs show representative specimens. Each is accompanied by an informative caption citing identifying characteristics and common variations. A bonus section shows and explains some of the more specialized and popular rock forms, such as geodes, concretions, agates, and meteorites. This is a great poster for earth science classes. Rock collectors find it invaluable for quick reference.

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$12.95 Each
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Thames and Kosmos Crystal Creation Kit
Thames and Kosmos Crystal Creation Kit
17010

Crystals are fascinating creations of natural beauty. Diamonds, gemstones, rose quartz, snowflakes, sugar grains, and table salt are all crystals. Grow your own crystals and explore these exquisitely ordered structures in a fun, creative way with six crafty experiments. This kit includes five different chemicals and other tools for growing crystals. Grow a crystal cloud inside a rainbow. Watch pink iridescent crystals form from a translucent solution. Grow long needle-shaped crystals. Mold plaster hearts and flowers and then grow a layer of pink crystals on them. Create the perfect solution to get crystals to form on a granite rock. A specially designed experiment station provides molds and growing basins for your crystal creations. After you have grown your crystals, store them safely in three clear, locking display boxes. Learn how and why crystals form, and tips and tricks for getting the biggest, most beautiful crystals. Full-color, 16-page experiment manual.

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$18 Each $29.95 Each
Screen Sieves
Screen Sieves
15028

Used to separate and grade soil samples. Stacked set consists of 4 screen sieves with graduated mesh sizes, a solid container at the bottom, and a lid. A soil sample is then placed in the top container, and the entire set agitated so that particles of various size will drop through and are sorted by size. Each kit includes 4 high impact plastic sieves, 6" with wire mesh Nos. 6, 20, 40 and 100. 1 bottom pan and 1 lid.

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$59.95 Each
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Additional Student Charts and Mineral Samples for 12044
Additional Student Charts and Mineral Samples for 12044
12045

Set of 10 additional student charts and mineral samples for use with the What Mineral Is It? classroom project (Item # 12044).

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$26.95 Set $41.95 Set
Rock Storage Box - 40 Cells
Rock Storage Box - 40 Cells
13647

Collection box for storing rock and mineral specimens. The tray is rugged polystyrene and the box is leather-finish cardboard. 1.5" x 2" cells.

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$17.50 Each
Rock Storage Box - 15 Cells
Rock Storage Box - 15 Cells
13646

Collection box for storing rock and mineral specimens. The tray is rugged polystyrene and the box is leather-finish cardboard. 1.5" x 1.5" cells.

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$7.95 Each
Metamorphic Rock Collection
Metamorphic Rock Collection
16747

Contains 15 representative metamorphic rock specimens, each approximately 1.5" x 1.5", number-coded in a compartmented container. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.

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$23.00 Set
Gem Minerals Collection
Gem Minerals Collection
16795

The specimens in this collection represent minerals rare and beautiful enough to be prized as gemstones. Included are specimens of study grade beryl, topaz, rose quartz, turquoise, olivine, corundum, garnet, tourmaline and more. 15 specimens approximately 1" x 1" in a compartmented tray. Grades 6-12. Ages 11-18.

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$35.65 Each
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Rocks (DVD)
Rocks (DVD)
D038

The study of rocks is an essential part of studying the age and evolution of Earth. In Rocks, students will examine the characteristics of each of the major types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. From stalactites and stalagmites to intrusive and extrusive rocks, students will examine how rocks are formed in this exciting program. A visit to Mammoth Mountain in California showcases the interesting rock formation known as the Obsidian Dome, while a fun, hands-on demonstration illustrates how different sized-particles of sediment settle out of water at different rates. Part of the Earth Science in Action DVD Series. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online. 23 minutes. Grades 5 to 8.

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$35.95 Each $39.95 Each
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All About Rocks & Minerals (DVD)
All About Rocks & Minerals (DVD)
D025

Minerals are an important part of everything around us -- from the pencils we write with to the airplanes in the sky. Even the earth beneath our feet is packed solid with these essential building blocks. In All About Rocks and Minerals, children will discover the characteristics of minerals and see how different minerals make up different kinds of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. A visit to a lapidary shop examines some beautiful gemstones, while a fun, hands-on investigation demonstrates how solid crystals can be made from a liquid. Part of the Earth Science for Children DVD Series. A teacher's guide is available online. 23 minutes. Grades K to 4.

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$26.95 Each $29.95 Each
Golden Nature Guide - Rocks, Gems and Minerals
Golden Nature Guide - Rocks, Gems and Minerals
'04928

This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on:

- Physical and chemical properties
- Origins and geologic significance
- Gems and semiprecious stones
- How to find and collect specimens

Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

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$5.95 Each
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Thames and Kosmos Crystal Garden Kit
Thames and Kosmos Crystal Garden Kit
17015

Grow a marvelous crystal garden with these fast-growing crystals. The centers of four flower cards bloom into delicate crystal structures in just a few hours. You can practically see the crystals form before your eyes on the branches of filter-paper trees. Learn about how and why crystals form, and experiment with different colored flowers.

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$9.95 Each $14.95 Each
What Rock Is It? Framed Chart w/ Minerals (for 12046)
What Rock Is It? Framed Chart w/ Minerals (for 12046)
14239

This chart has illustrations and actual specimens for students to consult as they identify unlabeled rock specimens. For grades 6-12. 23 1/2" x 15 1/5".

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$49.95 Each
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Sedimentary Rock Student Charts and Rock Samples - Set of 10
Sedimentary Rock Student Charts and Rock Samples - Set of 10
14237

For use with 14236 Sedimentary Rock Classroom Project. This activity explains the three main classifications of sedimentary rock: clastic, chemical, and organic. The importance of the origin is emphasized, and the relationship of particle size is demonstrated and explained. Grades 7-12.

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$26 Each $36.50 Each
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What Rock Is It? Student Charts w/ Rock Samples - Set of 10
What Rock Is It? Student Charts w/ Rock Samples - Set of 10
12047

For use with 12046 What Rock Is It? classroom project.

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$28 Set $41.95 Set
What Rock Is It? Class ProjectWhat Rock Is It? Class Project
What Rock Is It? Class Project
12046

In this step-by-step classroom project students examine and identify individual rock specimens. As each rock specimen is examined and identified, students progress toward the completion of their own rock reference charts. The Teacher's reference chart uses illustrations and actual specimens for students to consult as they identify unlabeled rock specimens. For grades 6-12.

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$124.95 Set
Rock Storage Box - 9 Cells
Rock Storage Box - 9 Cells
13645

Collection box for storing rock and mineral specimens. The tray is rugged polystyrene and the box is leather-finish cardboard. 1" x 1.5" cells.

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$5.95 Each
The U.S. Mounted Rocks and Minerals Intro Collection (Pack of 15)
The U.S. Mounted Rocks and Minerals Intro Collection (Pack of 15)
16816

Excellent reference collections and a valuable aid in identifying and comparing common and rare rocks and minerals. These mounted collections display common minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Specimens are 1/2"-1". Rocks and Minerals Study Guide included. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.

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$10.00 Each
Rocks and Minerals - 24 Specimen Mounted Collection
Rocks and Minerals - 24 Specimen Mounted Collection
16815

Excellent reference collections and a valuable aid in identifying and comparing common and rare rocks and minerals. These mounted collections display common minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Specimens are 1/2"-1". Rocks and Minerals Study Guide included. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.

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$20.95 Each
Rocks and Minerals - 35 Specimen Mounted Collection
Rocks and Minerals - 35 Specimen Mounted Collection
16814

Excellent reference collections and a valuable aid in identifying and comparing common and rare rocks and minerals. These mounted collections display common minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Specimens are 1/2"-1". Rocks and Minerals Study Guide included. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.
Excellent reference collections and a valuable aid in identifying and comparing 35 common and rare rocks and minerals. These mounted collections display common minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Specimens are 1/2"-1". Rocks and Minerals Study Guide included. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.

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$28.95 Each
Rocks and Minerals - 100 Specimen Mounted CollectionRocks and Minerals - 100 Specimen Mounted Collection
Rocks and Minerals - 100 Specimen Mounted Collection
16812

Excellent reference collections and a valuable aid in identifying and comparing common and rare rocks and minerals. These mounted collections display common minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Specimens are 1/2"-1". Rocks and Minerals Study Guide included. Grades 5-12. Ages 10-18.

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$64.95 Each