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Arizona Minerals
Desert Discovery Lab for Grades 6-12

Examine these building blocks of nature in this hands-on introduction to geology. Identify and classify common Arizona minerals using basic analytical tests for hardness, specific gravity, cleavage and streak. Discover the importance of minerals to plants and animals, and uses in our everyday lives.

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Introduction - includes the following:

Teacher Information Packet - includes the following