The cover is Balok Beach, Kuantan, Pahand Malaysia
The calendar explain what many of the items in the picture are.
This sand sample came from a Tributary to Rock Creek, Rock Creek, Oregon.
These clear, orange, and red grains
of sand are predominately agate and jasper.
After students make a slide with sand and label it, they look at it under a microscope.
(More on that in a minute.)
They also locate where the sand came from on a map, and they organize their sand samples based on the continent it came from as well the the color of the sand.
If you like the maps, you must check out
Back to the Calendar Sand:
This beautiful sample of sand came from a mine near La Sal, Utah.
The color alone makes me want to travel there.
I don't have this sand yet, but I will.
This colorful sand comes from blue azurite and green malachite, and both are copper-bearing minerals.
To find out more information about this sand, you will have to purchase the calendar, or go and visit this area. If you visit the area, scoop up a cup for me!!!
What a dazzling sample of sand! It came from Shark's Tooth Ridge, New Mexico.
This is now another "Must See" location for me.
This Brazilian sand came from my husband and I. We haven't been to Brazil yet, but it is another
location that is on our "To Do" list. This sand came from Caroco Beach, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
We traded sand with a Brazilian Sand Collector who sent us several beautiful sands from his country.
In fact, his sand inspired my
which was featured a few months ago when I first started my blog.
What do I do with my sand? How do I use it in the classroom?
These questions will be answered in my next blog posting.