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Augustana's Fryxell Geology Discovery Kits

Augustana's Fryxell Geology Discovery KitThe Augustana College Geology Department is pleased to offer easy-to-use, hands-on, K-12 teacher-directed geology explorationkits for you and your classroom. Loaned free-of-charge to teachers on a weekly basis, these kits provide everything you need to set up earth science centers in your classroom. All rock, mineral and fossil samples are labeled-no more wondering what that "mystery rock" is in your old school set!

The kit provides activities, games and explanations designed for classroom use regardless of whether the teacher has experience in teaching earth science or geology. It is the size of a fishing tackle box and contains

  • Mineral set
  • Igneous and metamorphic rock set
  • Sediments and sedimentary rock set
  • Fossil set
  • Natural mineral resource matching game set
  • Tools and materials for rock and mineral property testing
  • Teacher's guide with educational experiments and activities with complete explanations for teachers
  • Additional published geology activity books

The kit uses educational games and hands-on experiments to illustrate basic geologic concepts. In addition to introducing students to basic scientific inquiry, testing and experiment design, these activities foster observational skills and logical thinking that are crucial to any area of study.

For information about the discovery kit, or to schedule its use, contact

Susan Wolf, Educational Programs Coordinator,
Fryxell Geology Museum
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island IL 61201-2296
Telephone 309-794-7369 or