Distance Learning: Mohs Hardness
Students will become familiar with the Mohs hardness scale and how to perform the hardness test, allowing them to develop vital skills that will help them throughout their studies in earth science.
The Mohs hardness scale was invented by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, and has been a useful tool for geologists to determine the identity of different minerals. With this kit, students will become familiar with the Mohs hardness scale and how to perform the hardness test, allowing them to develop vital skills that will help them throughout their studies in earth science. This kit also provides students an opportunity to go out into their local environment to investigate the relative hardness of the minerals around them. Kit contains an Instruction Manual and enough materials for 2 groups of students.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information
- 2 pcs Mineral A
- 2 pcs Mineral B
- 2 pcs Mineral C
- 2 pcs Mineral D
- 1 Aluminum foil piece, 12”x6”
- 2 Scratch plates
- 2 Streak plates
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Respirable crystalline silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov