TITLE

A SCIENTIFIC World IN A GRAIN OF SAND

AUTHOR(S)
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Science Teacher;May2011, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes classroom investigations of local sand samples. It discusses instructions on the activity, including locating the sand sample, sorting and shape of sand particles, and research on the mineral assemblage of sand sample. It explores the importance of sand in providing information on Earth science, geology or biology.
ACCESSION #
61796350

 

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