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For those of you who use BFSU, did you purchase a rocks and minerals set, and if so, which one did you buy?

 

I am just planning for next year, and saw that I would need some rocks and minerals. What set would I need? I saw one set with 50. Is this over they top? It was definitely over my budget and more than I wanted to spend. Tell me what you used.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

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I got one of each (rocks and minerals), about 16 samples in each. Amazon, buying too special. Can you find a nature center or geology department our natural history museum? We didn't *do* much with it. Don't break the bank, in any case, unless your dc have a strong interest.

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I got the big set, but I'm a geek and figured I had money left in the science budget after buying the $5 pdf of bfsu. A small set like this would be totally sufficient. http://www.hometrainingtools.com/geology-field-trip-in-a-bag

Depending where you are you might just find them too..

 

I would recommend getting a seashell or piece of limestone to dissolve with acid, if you don't have one lying around already.

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I got the big set, but I'm a geek and figured I had money left in the science budget after buying the $5 pdf of bfsu. A small set like this would be totally sufficient. http://www.hometrainingtools.com/geology-field-trip-in-a-bag

Depending where you are you might just find them too..

 

I would recommend getting a seashell or piece of limestone to dissolve with acid, if you don't have one lying around already.

 

Oh, this one looks perfect.

 

Definitely reasonably!

 

Where would one find limestone?

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Oh, this one looks perfect.

 

Definitely reasonably!

 

Where would one find limestone?

If you don't want to order you could use chalk, seashells, or check at a building supply store in the landscaping section. If you're more adventurous, take a bottle of vinegar to a gravel-covered area and spray until something fizzes, which would really be putting the acid test into action...applied science if you will.

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I got a smallish set, and they found some more around our property.

My kids have loved them actually, they look through them regularly! I should have gotten the big one.

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