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256-Kaolin, Molecular change to porcelain Gr 5-8 $6.00

Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.


MYSTERY SAMPLE:
-- Powdered Kaolin clay
Note: Kaolinite is the name associated with the pure crystalline form of the mineral. Kaolin is the name for the industrial clay, which is mostly composed of Kaolinite, but also has other minerals in it.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
To introduce the mineral kaolin and its use for making porcelain.
To Introduce atomic structure (the way atoms are put together to make minerals).
To introduce thermal metamorphism (minerals change their structure depending on their surroundings.)
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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
395 Deer Run Drive
Nellysford , VA 96080

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