This lab has students analyzing sands from around the world. They will use their discoveries to describe the beach and surroundings it came from. I have sand samples from around the world (brought to me by students' travels!) and they choose 3 to collect data on and one to analyze. This includes a pre-read introduction, a beach slope chart, a sand shape chart, instructions, a data sheet and a lab summary sheet. Separately, please look for the free powerpoint with photos of sand samples, which is very useful in helping the students to identify the composition of their sands.