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| Grades 3-5
Study Minerals and Erosion using real-world scenarios. Students explore the effects of erosion, weathering, and landslides on the earth’s surface. Their challenge is to code a robot to collect minerals that have surfaced in areas unsafe for humans to go. By introducing a real-world problem, students are emotionally invested in the subject. Throughout the unit students practice thinking programmatically. They learn how to create their own code as well as learn how to debug existing code. At the same time they are learning about erosion and identifying minerals. This unit easily fits into your schedule! Up to 60 minutes a day for 5-8 day.
Become a STEM classroom in just minutes a day!
Includes easy-to-follow lessons that require little prep time and no professional development training.
Utilizes the Engineering Design Process that connects “real world” and school work through engaging activities.
Provides flexibility for use in centers, classrooms, STEM labs, STEM camps, after school programs, and summer school.
Materials included are enough for 30 students working in 6 groups.
Coding & Mineral Collection Challenge Teacher Guide View Sample Pages
Coding & Mineral Collection Challenge Activity Book View Sample Pages
Botley the Robot - Basic Operation Guide View Guide
3 Botley robots
6 Botley tokens
3 sets of coding cards
3 sets of minerals (6 minerals each set)
3 streak plates
6 student books
1 teacher guide
6 40” x 40” double sided floor mats (blank on one side, landslide map on the other)
Spanish Add-On Bundle for STEM in Action: Coding & Mineral Collection Challenge. Parent- and student-facing materials in Spanish. Use along with the STEM in Action: Coding & Mineral Collection Challenge Classroom Module (90869).
Coding & Mineral Collection Challenge Spanish Activity Book View Sample Pages
Botley the Robot - Spanish Basic Operation Guide View Guide
Black Line Master
6 Student Activity Books
| Grades 1-12
Turn your class into amateur geologists with this assortment of resources!. Supply your students with the materials they need to become amateur geologists! Each kit includes a streak plate, magnifier, steel nail, magnet, dropper bottle, Mohs Hardness Chart, hardness scratcher, identification card, and nine 1" to 2" specimens: muscovite mica, hematite, quartz, magnetite, calcite, talc, gypsum, feldspar, and pyrite.
5 lb of 3/16" natural shallow creek gravel.
5 lb bag of 3/8" deep river gravel.
| Grades 5-8
Study the landforms of the world at a glance with this colorful resource!. Demonstrate volcanic action, faulting, folding, and other geological processes with this hands-on kit! Includes simulated rock structures, foam layers, volcano, tray, a study guide, and more than 20 activities. Tray measures 20" x 4.25" x 2", and volcano measures 7" x 7".
Sift samples with these quality sieves available in several meshes!. Sift and separate geological samples with this set of three 5 1/2"-square wooden sieves with 1/2", 1/4", and 1/8" mesh sizes.
A rock-solid introduction to the three main categories of rocks!. Introduce your students to rock identification with this set of fifteen 1 1/2" x 2" specimens of metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. Contains five keyed specimens of each category and a Rock Cycle Chart. Grades 6-12.
| Grades 6-8
Explore rocks and their properties with hands-on activities using specimens!. Explore minerals and their properties with hands-on activities using this classroom mineral collection! The set includes 75 mineral samples (measuring 1-2"), streak plate, magnifier, magnet, and a study guide (with rock classification and rock cycle charts).
| Grades 5-12
Contains 15 representative sedimentary rock specimens, each approximately 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
15 Rock Specimens
Contains 15 representative metamorphic rock specimens, each approximately 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", number-coded in a compartmented container.
15 Rock Specimens
A large selection of the rocks and minerals most commonly used in science labs!. Bring hands-on geology lessons to every student in the classroom with these premium collections of the most frequently used rock and mineral specimens found in today's earth science labs.
Contains 15 representative specimens of intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks, each approximately 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
15 Rock Specimens
| Grades K-3
A. An appealing collection to sort by shape, color, weight, texture, or size. Over 1 1/4 lbs of assorted rocks offer limitless explorations.
Understanding geology isn't hard with this study guide of nine specimens illustrating the properties of common rocks!. Study guide for Moh's Hardness Scale and nine carded specimens ranked according to their degree of hardness. (Note: Diamond not included.)
Take your students on a prehistoric tour with these fossil specimens!. Bring students face-to-fossil with a variety of prehistoric creatures! This collection is useful for introducing your class to biology, fossil classification, and paleontology. Specimens include petrified wood, fossil fish, shark tooth, and more!
Includes fifteen 1" specimens and a geologic time chart.
| Grades 5-9
Contains 15 individually bagged and labeled fossil specimens commonly used in classrooms to illustrate major life forms through history. Includes a teacher's insert that describes each fossil and a full-color Geologic Time Student Chart. Grades 5-9.
Introduce students to Aragonite crystals and how they are formed and encourage exploration, observation, and thinking. Includes all the necessary materials to perform seven different experimentsa and a storage container to store crystals.
| Grades 3-8
Includes 1 of each Rock, Mineral & Fossils collection. Each collection features a selection of handpicked specimens, chosen for their color, texture, and beauty, and contains a 4-color identification chart, self-adhesive labels, handy storage tray, and an information-packed guide. Ages 8+/Grades 3+
| Grades 2-12
This poster set helps students learn about Earth's structure, plate tectonics, the water cycle, and weathering and erosion. Includes 4, 22" x 17" posters, four reproducible activity sheets, and Teacher Guide.
| Grades 5-10
All the basic materials you need to explore the fundamental properties of minerals!. Identify mineral qualities such as hardness, luster, streak, and color with this collection of 20 different minerals. Kit includes a streak plate, iron nail, magnifier, and magnet to perform various tests. A set of sorting cards is also included to help with identification of the minerals. Grades 5 and up.
| Grades 3-7
Hold a 70-million-year-old fossil in your hand! . Bring earth science lessons to life with these hands-on mineral specimens, handpicked for their color, texture, and beauty.
12 mineral specimens
4-color identification chart
12 self-adhesive labels
1 handy storage tray
1 information-packed guide
| Grades 6-12
Introduce igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks to students. Chart explains the difference in these three types of rocks and measures 5 1/2" X 4 1/4". Specimens measure 1/2" to 3/4".
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