Geology Educational Materials

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 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 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 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 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 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 Milky Quartz Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in lessons on mineral hardness, luster, and fracture. EISCO Milky Quartz Mineral Specimen has tightly packed framework and hardness of 7, complete lack of cleavage planes, and distinct euhedral crystal habit.

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 Conglomerate Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in teaching students about sorting and rounding. EISCO Conglomerate Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) has large clasts that indicate that pieces of rock underwent large amount of rolling, bouncing, and other weathering to become round. This implies depo

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 Sandstone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in studying depositional environments. EISCO Sandstone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) is made up of well-sorted and well-rounded grains of quartz.

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 Seismograph Model Products for Science Education

Creates a visual representation of shock waves generated by an earthquake.

EISCO Hematite Mineral Specimen Products for Science Education

For use in identification exercises and demonstrations. EISCO Hematite Mineral Specimen is made up of iron and oxygen, giving it distinct red, earthy color.

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 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 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 Limestone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in demonstrating tendency of calcium carbonate to effervesce in acid. EISCO Limestone Specimen (Sedimentary Rock) is made up of organic material, mostly calcium carbonate.

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 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 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 Phyllite Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

For use in demonstration of metamorphic properties, such as glossy sheen and dense, foliated minerals. EISCO Phyllite Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) is good example of low-grade metamorphism from easily recognizable parent rock.

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 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 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 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 Fine White Marble Specimen (Metamorphic Rock) Products for Science Education

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

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 Physical Properties of Minerals Kit Products for Science Education

For study of color, luster, hardness, crystal habit, streak, specific density. EISCO Physical Properties of Minerals Kit contains 12 specimens and key.

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.

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