Geology Educational Materials

EISCO Augite (Pyroxene Mineral) Specimen Products for Science Education

For study on 2-plane, 90° cleavage. EISCO Augite (Pyroxene Mineral) Specimen is used in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Breccia Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in learning sedimentary rock classification and identification. EISCO Breccia Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) has large, angular clasts making it possible to confidently ascertain depositional history of rock.

EISCO Amphibolite Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in studying hydrothermal alteration of rocks and minerals. EISCO Amphibolite Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) is formed from hornblende that has undergone significant amount of differential pressure.

EISCO Calcite Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in lessons on chemical reactions. EISCO Calcite Mineral Specimen is used in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Andesite Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in introduction to igneous rock classification and identifying minerals within igneous rocks. EISCO Andesite Specimen (Igneous Rock) is excellent example of porphyry in igneous rocks.

EISCO Scoria Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in lessons on eruption style and cooling rate. EISCO Scoria Specimen (Igneous Rock) forms as spatter from bubbly, mafic lava is thrown into air and cooled quickly.

EISCO Obsidian Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in classroom identification labs and exercises. EISCO Obsidian Specimen (Igneous Rock), also known as volcanic glass, forms from lava that cools almost immediately upon eruption, usually into water.

EISCO Olivine Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in classroom to teach students about mineral physical properties like hardness, fracture, and luster. EISCO Olivine Mineral Specimen is a useful geothermometer.

EISCO Bituminous Coal Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in lessons about unique anoxic conditions under which bituminous coal was formed. EISCO Bituminous Coal Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) is formed in anoxic environments from compressed organic matter, and is used worldwide as a fuel source.

EISCO Anthracite Coal Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in classroom identification labs and exercises. EISCO Anthracite Coal Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) is formed in anoxic environments from compressed organic matter, and is used worldwide as fuel source.

EISCO Biotite Mica Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For study on 2-plane, 90° cleavage. EISCO Biotite Mica Mineral Specimen is used in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Siltstone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in identifying depositional environments. EISCO Siltstone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) is a clastic rock made up of small, nearly microscopic grains of silt.

EISCO Fluorite Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For study of uncommon 4-plane cleavage pattern. EISCO Fluorite Mineral Specimen is used in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Sulfur Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in classroom for mineral identification exercises due to instantly recognizable physical properties. EISCO Sulfur Mineral Specimen has distinct smell and unusual streak color.

EISCO Gypsum Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in study of cleavage and fracture as example of imperfect cleavage planes. EISCO Gypsum Mineral Specimen often forms from evaporating lakes. Crystals grow in soft, wide sheets, but is also commonly found filling veins and fractures in other rocks.

EISCO Basalt Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in introduction to igneous rock classification and identification. EISCO Basalt (Igneous Rock) makes up vast majority of earth's oceanic crust. Formed quickly from an iron-rich magma, basalt exhibits dark color and small crystal size.

EISCO Coarse White Marble Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in classroom activities to ascertain differences between metamorphic rocks and their provenance. EISCO Coarse White Marble Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) is formed from limestone. High-pressure, low-heat alteration leads to massive crystalline rock t

EISCO Fractures, Faults and Dislocations Model Products for Science Education

Excellent way to illustrate various structures related to fault planes and fractures.

EISCO Magnetite Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in mineral identification exercises. EISCO Magnetite Mineral Specimen grains align themselves with the earth's magnetic field, preserving a record of the field's direction when forming igneous rocks.

EISCO Corundum Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For study of mineral hardness and crystal habit - EISCO Corundum Mineral Specimen is used in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Peridotite Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in comparing with other igneous rocks, particularly as part of lessons on Bowen's reaction series. EISCO Peridotite Specimen (Igneous Rock) is iron-rich ultramafic rock, with chemistry that suggests genesis from point deep within crust.

EISCO Pyrite Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in replacing other minerals or fossils through pyritization. EISCO Pyrite Mineral Specimen has shiny metallic luster and bright brassy color, making it addition to mineral collections or classroom exercises.

EISCO Quartz - Rock Crystal Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in classroom identification labs and exercises. EISCO Quartz - Rock Crystal Mineral Specimen correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Arkose Sandstone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in identification and depositional history exercises. EISCO Arkose Sandstone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) is clastic sedimentary rock made up of angular, poorly-sorted sand-size grains.

EISCO Rhyolite Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in density comparison with other igneous rocks. EISCO Rhyolite Specimen (Igneous Rock) is aphanitic felsic rock, formed during eruptions of thick, viscous magma.

EISCO Galena Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use as tool to explain specific gravity to students - EISCO Galena Mineral Specimen is used in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Hornblende (Amphibole Mineral) Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in studying both igneous and metamorphic rocks. EISCO Hornblende (Amphibole Mineral) Specimen is part of group of minerals known as amphiboles, which are chemically and structurally similar to pyroxenes, but include water in their atomic structure

EISCO Talc Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in study of mineral hardness as its softness contrasts well with harder mineral such as quartz. EISCO Talc Mineral Specimen is at bottom of Mohs scale of hardness, and has distinct soapy feel.

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