The New School Montessori (TNSM)
The New School Montessori (9-12) students studied and identified rocks and minerals. They went from station to station, working through a series of questions to determine the identity of a rock or mineral sample.
Students could test mineral properties for hardness using the Mohs hardness scale, streak, cleavage, magnetism, luster and even electrical conductivity. You can determine if rocks have a reaction to acid and whether they float or are transparent, translucent or opaque.
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