Mineral Lab - Crystal Shape Models
This is a pattern set of 6 common crystal forms found in many minerals. Included in this upload is an instruction page, and 6 patterns to be printed on cardstock or regular paper.
Includes: Cube-Rhombohedron-Prismatic-Octahedron-Dodecahedron - Prismatic Hexagon
Knowledge of Minerals and 3d shapes important for this activity.
Each pattern includes shape name, and common minerals that exhibit that particular crystal form.
Students can color patterns before building, or these can also be printed on colored paper.
Materials needed - Scissors, Tape/glue sticks, and about 10-15 minutes per shape.