Geology Educational Materials

EISCO Mica Schist Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in lessons on metamorphic rock properties, classification, and identification. EISCO Mica Schist Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) has undergone moderate levels of alteration. Schist is good for demonstrating effect of metamorphism on various minerals a

EISCO Slate Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in metamorphic classification and identification exercises. EISCO Slate Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) forms from compression of shale. Though slate is denser, it retains the fissile properties of shale, making distinguishing between the two useful a

EISCO Porphyritic Granite Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For comparing cooling rates between samples with differently-sized crystals. EISCO Porphyritic Granite Specimen (Igneous Rock) is must-have sample when discussing rock types, rock cycle, formation, classification, and identification of igneous rocks.

EISCO Graphite (Pure Carbon) Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in classroom identification labs and exercises. EISCO Graphite (Pure Carbon) Specimen correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements.

EISCO Granite Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For comparing cooling rates between samples with differently-sized crystals. EISCO Granite Specimen (Igneous Rock) is must-have sample when discussing rock types, rock cycle, formation, classification, and identification of igneous rocks.

EISCO Basic Rocks and Minerals Kit Products for Science Education

For use in hands-on exploration of rocks and minerals in classroom setting. EISCO; Basic Rocks and Minerals Kit contains 40 specimens and specimen key.

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 Quartzite Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in comparing with sandstone and metamorphic classification exercises. EISCO Quartzite Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) is formed by applying significant pressure to sandstone. Because of its durable nature, quartzite is often used in paleoclimate studi

EISCO Diorite Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in lessons in bulk chemistry. EISCO Diorite Specimen (Igneous Rock) straddles line between mafic and felsic rock chemistry. The minerals within diorite can be readily identified due to their large size.

EISCO Muscovite Mica Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in study of variable hardness and cleavage. EISCO Muscovite Mica Mineral Specimen forms in thin sheets that are individually weak, but comprehensively strong.

EISCO Igneous Rocks Kit Products for Science Education

For use in classification and identification of Igneous rocks. EISCO Igneous Rocks Kit contains 12 specimens and specimen key.

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 Fossiliferous Limestone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in studying fossils within whole rocks and sedimentary rock identification. EISCO Fossiliferous Limestone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) is made up of organic material, mostly CaCO3.

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 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 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 Mica Garnet Schist Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in lessons on metamorphic rock properties, classification, and identification. EISCO Mica Garnet Schist Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) has undergone moderate levels of alteration. Schist is good for demonstrating effect of metamorphism on various min

EISCO Gabbro Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in comparing densities between rock samples. EISCO Gabbro Specimen (Igneous Rock) is example of phaneritic mafic rock. Deep within earth, iron-rich magma too heavy to reach surface cools slowly over time. This allows for growth of large crystals o

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 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 Augen Gneiss Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in learning about differential stresses and foliation in metamorphic rocks. EISCO Augen Gneiss Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) is high-grade metamorphic rock formed from other rocks undergoing alteration from intense heat and pressure.

EISCO Sedimentary Rocks Kit Products for Science Education

For use in identification of depositional history of sedimentary rocks based on their grain size and composition. EISCO; Sedimentary Rocks Kit contains 12 specimens and specimen key.

EISCO Halite Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in classroom for teaching students about cleavage planes and how evaporate deposits form. EISCO Halite Mineral Specimen is a soft, white to translucent mineral that grows into cleavable cubes.

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 Pumice Specimen (Igneous Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in demonstrating effect of vesicles on rock density. EISCO Pumice Specimen (Igneous Rock) is formed quickly during volcanic eruptions around pockets of air within lava.

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

For use in comparing white sandstone to understand physical expression of chemical differences. EISCO Red Sandstone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) is made up of well-sorted and well-rounded grains of quartz.

EISCO Hornfels Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in studying effects of thermal alteration of metamorphic rocks. EISCO Hornfels Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) forms in narrow band between an igneous intrusion and surrounding rock. As intrusion propagates through crust, magma scorches and heats crus

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