Mineral Identification Print

Grade 4 Curriculum

A 45 minute hands-on activity about uses of minerals, and how to identify them, followed by 15 minutes in the museum galleries. During this engaging instructor-led program, students share kits of real mineral samples (maximum 3 students/kit) to perform hardness tests, streak tests, and many other diagnostic investigations using the samples. Coupled with the opportunity to see beautiful mineral samples in the museum galleries afterwards, this program functions equally well as an introduction to the topic or a wrap-up review for classes at the end of their study unit on minerals.

Please contact Mark Badham at the museum at 613-533-6767, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for info or to book a tour date.