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    Activities about clay minerals.

    Kaolin. Students will be able to match cards that tell kaolin properties and uses with corresponding kaolin products to demonstrate their awareness of the uses of kaolin clays.

    Smectite. Students will be able to match cards that tell smectite clay properties and uses with corresponding kaolin products to demonstrate their awareness of the uses of smectite clays.

    Talc. Students will be able to match cards that tell talc properties and uses with corresponding talc products to demonstrate their awareness of the uses of talc.

    Clay Scavenger Hunt. The object of the game is to collect one clay item from each room.

    Activities about Symmetry.

    Crystal and planar shapes. This game provides students with practice in recognizing three-dimensional crystal shapes and planar geometric shapes of crystal faces.

    Point symmetry. This game provides students with practice in recognizing the point symmetry of designs.

    General Educational Resources.

    ClayBibliography.pdf (510 page pdf, 16.5 MB) First mimeographed edition of the Clay Bibliography, intended to serve as a progress report showing what has been accomplished on the Clay Bibliography Project up to September 1, 1953.

    ClayBibliography2.pdf (314 page pdf, 10 MB) First mimeographed edition (Part 2) of the Clay Bibliography, intended to serve as a progress report showing what has been accomplished on the Clay Bibliography Project up to September 1, 1953.

    K-12 and Other Educational Websites

    Materials available for distribution or purchase

    Mineral Galleries on the Internet

    Teaching Clay Science workshop. This page describes the proceedings of The Clay Minerals Society’s Teaching Clay Science workshop published as volume 11 of our Workshop Lecture Series. A link to a free sample chapter is provided. Links to complementary information and resources are also provided.