Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget

Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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***Must have pyrite samples (fool's gold) and other materials for kids to test mineral properties in this experiment.

This is a fun and engaging experiment for learning about the properties of minerals. It gives students a chance to test out the properties of an "unknown" mineral.

Read aloud or have students read The Case of the Golden Nugget. This is about a detective who is called in to help verify a golden nugget as real gold. Students are asked to test the mineral's properties along with the detective decide if the nugget is gold. They record their findings on an observation sheet which is provided.

Includes:
-The Case of the Golden Nugget story
-Student observation sheet
-Question prompts
-List of materials
-Explanation page with a bit of history surrounding pyrite

Comprehensive List of materials
• Pyrite samples
• Pennies
• Nails
• Steel files
• Glass plates
• Cups
• Water
• White or light colored tiles
Total Pages
7
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour

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Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
Mineral Properties Experiment: The Case of the Golden Nugget
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