Mineral Experiment Activity
Scale that can accurately measure lighter weights
-think below an ounce-
(My son used our good postal scale)
(they also sell a rock kit too)
Several minerals you have about, a nail and a streak plate
Pencil, eraser, color pencils, glue stick
Ruler with centimeters on it
Experiment worksheets from the Crafty Classroom
Basically the student works thru the listed activities on the worksheet to figure out different qualities/traits of the mineral. My son truly enjoyed this activity. I hope your student(s) will too. Be sure to have them place their worksheets into a binder/notebook or little booklet.
The Crafty Classroom has a very detailed post on how to set up fun activity stations for exploring rocks/minerals. Actually, I was so excited to come across this site. There are lots of great ideas to help you homeschool.