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Classroom Collection Of Rocks And Minerals

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  • Item #: 002263
    Retail: $49.00
    Rainbow Price: $38.95

    Includes 50 specimens (approximately 1") in a compartmentalized box. Includes specimens from the following groups: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; ores, gemstones, and minerals in the scale of hardness. Numbered specimens are keyed to study sheet and a Rocks and Minerals Study Guide is also included.

  • Item #: 002277
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95
    Much like the above collection, only with fewer specimens. The 35 or 24 rocks and minerals form a more abbreviated, but still adequate, range of materials for your study of geology or for identification/reference. Instead of buying one of those overpriced "book and skimpy rock collection" combo sets that pervade the market, settle on a good, basic book about rocks and rock-collecting, and use one of these sets as your samples. Unmount the specimens if you prefer - either way, you'll have a much larger and more complete collection for about the same price. Study Guide included.
  • Item #: 002278
    Retail: $23.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.25
    Much like the above collection, only with fewer specimens. The 35 or 24 rocks and minerals form a more abbreviated, but still adequate, range of materials for your study of geology or for identification/reference. Instead of buying one of those overpriced "book and skimpy rock collection" combo sets that pervade the market, settle on a good, basic book about rocks and rock-collecting, and use one of these sets as your samples. Unmount the specimens if you prefer - either way, you'll have a much larger and more complete collection for about the same price. Study Guide included.
  • Item #: 002261
    Retail: $80.00
    Rainbow Price: $63.95

    A good basic set containing 75 rock and mineral samples, unmounted, in a compartmentalized specimen tray. Rocks are number-coded to a list of their names by category with additional information contained in the accompanying Rocks and Minerals Study Guide. This set is used to demonstrate the major rock-forming minerals; the scale of hardness; and recognized physical properties (streak, luster, cleavage, fracture, and specific gravity). It also includes metal and nonmetal ores and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Each specimen is of fairly good size (most about 1½" x ¾"). A streak plate, magnet, magnifier, nail, and copper coin are furnished so you can test for properties.

  • Item #: 048502
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $6.00

    This reference card is great for students learning about the appearance of various rocks and minerals. Attached to a 4" x 6" laminated card are samples of 20 common rocks found in the United States: Quartz, Amazon Stone, Epidote, Andesite, Flourite, Obsidian, Orthoclase, Talc, Jasper, Ulexite, Pyrite, Migmatite, Opal, Chrysocolla, Sulfur, Coal, Dolomite, Magnetite, Calcite, and Terra Cotta. Each sample is about .5" wide. The back of the card has a very brief explanation about rock classification. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 000315
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $6.00

    This handy reference card displays gems commonly found in America. The card measures 4" x 6 and includes 16 specimens: quarts, moss agate, carnelian, chrysocalla, fluorite, obsidian, opal, thulite, jasper, Amazon stone, amethyst, ulexite, rose quartz, serpentine, onyx, and unakite. The gems themselves measure about .5" wide and are glued to the card AND coated with plastic, so you won't have a problem with the gems coming off. The name is listed right above each gem, and the back of the card gives some general information about gems. A simple but useful reference. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 003065
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
    This is a fun little starter set for older students who are interested in rocks and gemstones. The specimens measure ¼" to ½" and are set in a divided plastic tray (about 4 ½" x 5"). Each set offers a different variety of gemstones and names and pictures of some of them (not all of them) are found on the back of the box. Children can have fun researching and finding the names, taking them out of the tray and playing a game of trying to name them, or matching them to the pictures on the box.
  • Item #: 027106
    ISBN: 9781934670613
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    If you have a young one interested in rocks and collecting, this book can offer some fun supplementary activities to educate them on the subject. Explore Rocks and Minerals teaches children about the structure of the earth, minerals and crystals, igneous/sedimentary/metamorphic rocks, fossils, and how to be a rock hound. All of this is done by incorporating 20 different hands-on projects that will make the learning fun like making an edible 'earth' model, growing your own crystals from Epsom salts, modeling basaltic columns, baking 'pumice' meringue cookies, eating a 'sed-sandwich' for lunch, and wrapping up by making your own rock display. More than just fun, your children will be introduced to the amazing world of rocks and minerals. This non-reproducible book is divided into 7 chapters and each includes information on the topic, vocabulary words, interesting facts, black & white illustrations and activities. The back of the book includes a glossary and a page of resources in case you are interested in further investigation. You can use this book as a supplement to your curriculum or do a mini-study on rocks and minerals. Either way, you may be training a future geologist. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 012403
    ISBN: 9780794515263
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.64

    An introductory guidebook to rocks, fossils, and much more. Through the numerous colorful illustrations and diagrams, the various geological processes that helped to form the world's collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils are described. Students will learn the difference between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks as well as what clues they give us as to how the Earth's surface formed. Students will additionally learn where to look for certain rocks and fossils and how to identify them. The effect natural forces (such as water, wind, ice, and volcanic eruptions) have had on the shape of the land is also discussed. Much of the book sticks to the subject, but evolution is assumed and evolutionary dating is used. 32 pgs. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 027366
    ISBN: 9780753472057
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Once part of the Kingfisher Young Knowledge series, Kingfisher has updated and revised, and the series is now known as Discover Science. Still done in a kid-friendly format, the information and pictures are visually appealing and easy to understand. Young scientists will learn the basics of rocks and fossils as they enjoy browsing through this book. In these 56 colorful pages, children will learn about the formation of rocks and fossils, weathering, dinosaurs, and do some fun hands-on projects like make your own fossils and start a rock collection. A glossary is appended. 56 pgs. pb - Donna

  • Item #: 026884
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    One of the coolest things I remember about visiting a local rock and gem museum was the room with the "glowing rocks." Under regular light, they look like any other rock, but turn on a UV light and they glow in beautiful colors – pink, green, blue, purple. Now you can see this phenomenon with the Fluorescent Rocks Science Kit by GeoCentral.

    The kit contains 9 rocks (approx. ½" to ¾" each), a guide, magnifier, streak plate and UV pen. Use this kit to learn why rocks glow, test their hardness, and more. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 012876
    ISBN: 9781591932604
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

    Right next to your GPS, field guide, and rock hammer, this book will be a vital tool for rock hounds at all levels. The front of the book offers lists of items you should take on your rock hounding expedition and tips and advice for specimen preparation and storage. The rest of the book is devoted to collecting and recording information about very specific samples you might find. This book offers a full-page color photo opposite space for you to record date, location, GPS coordinates, and notes for 3 different specimens and short summaries (2 to 3 lines) of each specimen. The back of the book gives you a checklist of different rocks, minerals, and fossils so you can keep track of your finds. It also includes a glossary, a place for additional notes, and over 100 pages to help you organize your rock finding efforts. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026926
    Retail: $10.20
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

    When my daughter was young, she collected and stashed rocks of all types. We decided very quickly that storage was in quick demand. Twenty years ago we went to the local craft store and picked up an organizer box that allowed us to put the rocks in order - this Collector's Box fits exactly that same bill. It is a sturdy 7" by 10 ½" plastic box divided into 17 compartments. A brightly colored illustration of kids and rocks lies under the lid so there will be no confusion as to its contents. Specimen cards are included for each compartment, so you can label each of your rock, mineral, or fossil specimens.

    If you use this system for organization, I would also recommend that you have some type of rock & mineral field guide to help you identify your specimens. You might also try numbering your specimen cards and put the corresponding number on the specimen as well. If you happen to spill, this helps with reorganization. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 066232
    Retail: $442.40
    Rainbow Price: $331.00

    Neither intensive nor too informal, this curriculum strikes an excellent balance in beginning instruction. Lessons focus on reading skills, but also incorporate math, science, Bible, art, character development, creative thinking and childrens literature. There are 26 thematic units total, with each unit taking five days to complete. Daily lessons will take 60-90 minutes.

    Beginning reading lessons are systematic and thorough, using tactile, visual and auditory methods to teach children letters and letter sounds. The corresponding letter flashcards are beautifully illustrated with animals and other items from Gods creation. Letters are not introduced in alphabetical order, but in an order to facilitate early blending into words (for early reinforcement of phonetic skills) and to correspond with elements of creation. (For example, S is introduced first along with a science lesson about the Sun. Students also construct a sundial, make raisins, paint a sun and see how, like the sun, Jesus is the light of the world.) Textured letters are integral to the lessons (see below), as are the flashcards. Handwriting is also incorporated as are various games, songs, drawing, cut & paste, and other reinforcing activities. By lesson 6, children begin blending letter sounds into simple words. By the end, they'll be reading simple stories. Each unit also has a recommended children's literature title. Math concepts include counting, writing numerals, charts and graphs, sequencing, comparing, classifying, ordinal numbers, fractions (whole and half), time, money, and simple addition/subtraction. Science topics match the illustrations on the alphabet flashcards and consist of objects that can be observed in nature.

    The Limited Ed. Package includes the Teacher's Manual; student sheets; alphabet flashcards, Lauri lower-case alphabet puzzle; What Really Happened to the Dinosuars?; For the Children's Sake; Cuisenaire Rods; Cuisenaire Rods Alphabet Book; Say Hello to Classical Music; an inflatable globe and the MFW Kindergarten Literature Collection with 26 stories to be used with the units. Ant Hill and Butterfly Garden kits are not included in the kits but highly recommended for customers in the 48 states. Both insect kits are also available from us separately.

  • Item #: 027080
    ISBN: 9781556524424
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Let your young scientists explore the earth with 60 activities in the areas of the earth's structure, fossils, rocks & minerals, crystals & gems, and earthquakes & volcanoes. Don't let the smaller 9"x 7" size fool you; this book is over 180 pages of information and fun. Each of the five chapters follows the same format. A cute little poem (corny at times) begins the chapter and is then followed by a list of the activities and new words you might encounter (along with definitions). 'Dynamic Earth' offers bulleted information on that specific topic and then a number of activities is presented along with materials lists, instructions and illustrations (black & white) where needed. You will get to play 'Earth Trivia,' make an earth spinner, take a core sample of a cream-filled cupcake, use tostada shells to model the continents, play 'Continent Bingo,' make fossils, start a fossil collection, grow crystals and much more. You'll find most items needed for the activities around your house, and there are some reproducible pages for some of the other activities. The back of the book offers a few (minimal) suggestions for additional resources, but you will probably be able to find some good ones at your local library. There is also a suggestion for purchasing fossil, rock, and gem specimens but you can let your child collect rocks while playing outside or find your own sources for purchasing (We carry quite a variety).

    Use this book as a unit study about earth science or as supplemental hands-on for your curriculum, either way you will have a lot of fun as you learn about the earth. ~ Donna