Backyard Science: Geology
Lesson 3: Understanding Minerals
- Learn what minerals are
- Learn how to grow minerals
One of my favorite mineral stones, the opal.
*Some scientists believe that coal formed quickly during the Flood.
These videos show how to grow your own minerals:
I like these:
This one is cool, but dangerous, don’t try this without your parents:
Search for the minerals that are found in your area, use the Mindat.org Advanced Search.
Insert at least three of these minerals in the search box of WebMineral.com.
Here is how:
Watch The Video
Describe the main properties of three of these minerals on your blog.
Download the USGS poster. Find three objects in your house that contain minerals.
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