Mineral Hunt

In this activity, learners search for various kinds of items made from minerals around their home or school, including toothpaste, wall paint, kitty litter, and bricks. The PDF contains a check off list as well as recommended sites for more information on minerals.

Materials List:

  • Printout of PDF or mineral list

  • Pen or pencil

Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes

Activity Time: 45 to 60 minutes


Mineral Treasure HuntPDF


  • Earth & Space Science
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Technology

Grade Level:

  • Grades 3 - 8