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Introduction to Mineral Crystals

kit #400

Here's an inexpensive introduction to crystal forms of minerals, a basic geology unit in earth science. The kit emphasizes four basic crystal systems. Students build cubic, tetragonal, orthorhombic, and hexagonal crystal models and relate them to some minerals that take these forms (such as zircon and corundum). They also study the number and shape of crystal faces. The instruction manual has full background information, hints and answers. Students can build a total of sixty models (fifteen of each crystal model) with this kit.


  • Introduce crystal forms of minerals
  • Build four basic crystal models
  • Relate models to minerals that take these forms
  • Study number and shape of crystal faces

Content List in Introduction to Mineral Crystals is as follows:

Quantity Description
15 Hexagonal crystal models
15 Tetragonal crystal models
15 Cubic crystal models
15 Orthorhombic crystal models
30 Student Worksheets and Guides
1 Teachers Guide
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 15 groups per period

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Introduction to Mineral Crystals 400 $57.00