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This page from the Smithsonian Education website is the introduction to a multi-page lesson plan on minerals, crystals, and gems. The site explains how minerals and crystals are formed and the role of symmetry in understanding crystal structure. Several images are also provided.
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Restriction: © 2008 Smithsonian Institution
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Keywords: Crystal structure, lattice structure
Record Creator: Metadata instance created December 19, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: May 09, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
(Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, Washington, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/minerals/minerals_crystals.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Smithsonian Education: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems (Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, Washington, 2008), <http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/minerals/minerals_crystals.html>.
APA Format
Smithsonian Education: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems. (2007, January 3). Retrieved April 25, 2014, from Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/minerals/minerals_crystals.html
Chicago Format
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Smithsonian Education: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems. Washington: Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, January 3, 2007. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/minerals/minerals_crystals.html (accessed 25 April 2014).
MLA Format
Smithsonian Education: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems. Washington: Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, 2008. 3 Jan. 2007. 25 Apr. 2014 <http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/minerals/minerals_crystals.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Smithsonian Education: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems}, Publisher = {Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 April 2014}, Month = {January 3, 2007}, Year = {2008} }
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