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150-Alabaster $7.00
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.

SAMPLE:
A piece of massive alabaster suitable for carving

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
To introduce alabaster, a popular mineral for making statues
To open a discussion about hardness and why alabaster is such a good mineral for sculptures
To introduce the concept of alabaster as a variety of gypsum
To introduce a simple chemical formula
To open a discussion about elements within minerals

GRADES 2-6
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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
395 Deer Run Drive
Nellysford , VA 96080

Phone: 434-263-3737

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