8A70.05 - Geological Samples

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Geological Samples
Crystal and Rock Formation
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Two sets of rocks and minerals.

See also 8A70.05 in Astronomy.

The rocks and minerals are all labeled or numbered.  You can pass these around to the students so that they can see the entire set as the individual samples are fairly small.

Choose the samples that best represent the planet that you are describing.

  •  Jennifer Sieben, "How a Mineral That's Always Wet Gets Wetter", Physics Today, Vol. 77, #3, March 2024, p. 15.
  • David J. Stevenson, "Planetary Diversity", Physics Today, April 2004, p. 43.

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