Earth Science

Mineral Hardness Test

A student conducts the hardness test on a mineral specimen.

The Earth Science series covers the dynamic forces that make up and shape our planet.  From learning the difference between a rock and a mineral, to understanding what makes a volcano erupt, students feel the excitement as they explore the geologic aspects of planet Earth.

Curriculum Units Available:

  •  Volcanoes – explores the formation of volcanoes and igneous rocks.
  • Fossils – explores sedimentary rocks and the process of fossilization.
  • Rocks & Minerals – examines the properties of minerals and introduces igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.