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Gold Rush!

by: Sami Kahn

An after-school science class on properties teaches students “all that glitters is not gold.” Through this gold panning simulation, students analyze the properties of pyrite, or “Fool’s Gold,” and discover the importance of properties to early prospectors and themselves. This interdisciplinary activity is loosely based on the Nature Watch kit “Gold Diggins.”

Level

Elementary School

Details

Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2009Stock # sc09_046_07_30Volume 046Issue 07

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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