Cut-and-assemble Mineral Crystal Shapes


Purpose of activity:

To learn in a hands-on way about the basic shapes found in mineral crystals

Target age group:

any (but a bit tricky to do with kids under 10)

Description of activity:

Cut and assemble six different geometric shapes

Time needed:

This really depends upon how efficient the assembler is.  Probably somewhere around 10 minutes per shape for the average student?

Materials you will need:

copies of the pattern pages printed onto card stock, scissors, glue

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