Try this inexpensive hands-on approach to learning science. Students will practice their observation skills when they use simple microscopes to analyze sand.
Sand is fascinating! The first time you look at sand under the microscope and see the individual crystals, shells, fossils, glass, and stones that make up the sand you walk on; you will be amazed at the colors, shapes and sizes of each grain. Sand from different locations is truly stunning!
Teach your students to create their own sand slides and see the many beautiful colors found in sand. This activity is geared for 3rd-5th grade students, but has been used as low as 2nd grade and as high as 7th grade.
After looking at the sand slides, students organize them by continent and color.
Writing paper - with a Pfeiffer Beach sand- has been added so students can reflect on the place they would most like to visit after viewing the sand.
Coming Soon: Watch for a special introductory offer for TpT teachers that will help you get started with this sand lesson.
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