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Homeschool: Rocks and Minerals Part 2

Thursday, January 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Thursday – This class will expand upon the ideas of rock formation discussed in Part 1 and focus on how we use rocks and minerals in everyday life. Without them there would be no cars, televisions, cell phones or toothpaste!  You will be introduced to Mohs hardness scale and learn ways to identify minerals. You’ll also get up close and personal with some cool mineral samples, some that shine and even one that stinks! Afterwards, we’ll take a short walk outside to point out human-made items and discuss the characteristics of the minerals that make them up. Maximum 20 students. Meet inside the Visitor Center. 10-11:30am.

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