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  • Item #: 025133
    Retail: $23.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.25

      This collection is great for all ages. The 15 specimens measure 1 ½ to 2 inches each, and there are 5 in each rock category – sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Specimens include shale, breccia, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, obsidian, granite, basalt, scoria, rhyolite, slate, marble, quartzite, gneiss, and schist. This is a solid starter kit for your rock hounds: all packaged in a divided storage box. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 002118
    ISBN: 9780064451703
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

  • Item #: 045510
    ISBN: 9781465435637
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

  • Item #: 014277
    Retail: $12.50
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

  • 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. 1/2" to 3/4" each), a guide, magnifier, streak plate and UV pen. Use this kit to learn why rocks glow, test their hardness, and more. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 014311
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: 014309
    Retail: $12.50
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

  • 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 #: 020388
    Retail: $12.75
    Rainbow Price: $10.25

    This new kit provides an introduction to the three rock categories – igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Specimens are mounted on a 5 ½" x 4 ¼" full-color card, include 6 rocks in each category, and a brief explanation of the 3 types of rock. Each rock is ½ to ¾ inch in size – obsidian, pumice, scoria, rhyolite, granite, gabbro, shale, gypsum, sandstone, dolomite, conglomerate, limestone, slate, marble, schist, quartzite, gneiss, and anthracite. The card is packaged in a resealable zip lock bag. - Donna

  • Item #: 013227
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    As a mom who spent hours upon hours rock hunting with my children, I would have loved this set! Containing 24 different specimens in four classifications (minerals, metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous), these rocks are not affixed to anything, allowing them to be handled, carefully examined and thoroughly explored! This set offers an excellent way to test rock knowledge - simply remove the rocks from their plastic container and ask your student to match up the specimens with the attached chart found in the lid. Kit includes the following: Quartz, Feldspar, Talc, Olivine, Pyrite, Calcite, Slate, Gneiss, Anthracite, Quartz, Marble, Schist, Conglomerate, Sandstone, Shale, Gypsum, Limestone, Dolomite, Granite, Rhyolite, Basalt, Pumice, Obsidian, and Gabbro. Rock samples measure ½"-3/4" in length. An excellent educational tool for the aspiring geologist in your family! ~Deanne

  • 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 #: 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 #: 003120
    Retail: $7.70
    Rainbow Price: $6.50

    Kids are generally attracted to unusual things. This kit piques their interest in rocks and rock collecting by presenting 4 very uncommon rocks, along with a booklet filled with scientific activities and perplexing puzzles. Floating pumice, magnetic lodestone, quartz, and dolomite display their talents for your budding geologist.

  • Item #: 062626
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $22.40

    Amazonite, flint, desert rose, pyrite, apatite, amethyst, mookaite, quartz, rose quartz, and labradorite samples are all in this kit! But wait, there are activities too! Included are clear plastic boxes for your minerals to encase them onto a cardboard background showing where each can be found in nature. A booklet teaches you about your minerals: location;how to test hardness & density; how crystals are formed; minerals vs. rocks; looking for foreign particles and how to search for minerals. Then, it’s your turn to create your own model crystals from plaster. Everything you need is included: plaster, molds for 5 crystals, stir stick, measurers, and a vessel to mix in and pour from. Plaster powder should not be inhaled, so be extra careful with the dry plaster as you add water. When they are completely dry, glue the smooth sides together and you have just created an original “gem” you can paint! Not suitable for children under age 6. To be used under adult supervision. By Thames & Kosmos. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 023466
    Retail: $5.50
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
  • Item #: 023467
    Retail: $5.50
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
  • Item #: 000548
    Retail: $11.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    Rocks may be hard, but the study of them doesn't have to be! Grow sugar crystals. Make sandstone in your kitchen. Weather a rock until it's ready to fall apart. Scratch, streak, and smash them, all in the name of science! When you're done, mount your collection on the display card. Kit includes 8 rocks, sand, a magnifier and a booklet with 17 activities.

  • Item #: 001866
    Retail: $24.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.25

    A collection of 15 fossils of different organisms and various eras. A geological time chart and a descriptive key are included to further familiarize students with them. Bring your fossil studies to life - almost! - Jess

  • 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 #: 023413
    Retail: $5.50
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
  • 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 #: 061068
    ISBN: 9781465416544
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50
  • 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 #: 046845
    Retail: $8.60
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

    There are a lot of "fossil dig" kits on the market with fossil replicas hidden inside, but we like this one because while it's inexpensive, kids are digging out five actual fossils, not replicas. Inside the box you'll find a 4 ¼" x 3 ½" x 2 ¼" block of gypsum sandplaster, a wooden chisel and a wood-handled brush. Aspiring paleontologists can methodically chip and brush away at the plaster to discover the fossils, which may include shark teeth, various shells, ammonites, crinoid stems and more, easily identifiable by matching to the pictures on the side of the box. When they're finished digging and cleaning up their specimens, they can display them, or add them to their rock and fossil collection! - Jess

  • Item #: 065061
    ISBN: 9781613731468
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

      It is not uncommon today for young people to be encouraged to be more concerned about their environment, or perhaps for them to get better connected to nature. Very few children, however, realize that there was a man who lived in the mid-1800’s that championed these values and helped to popularize the idea that people should… “get back to nature and get re-connected to the land.” In many respects, it was the writings of Henry David Thoreau that helped to establish and energize the modern environmental movement. This illustrated book will not only give young people a solid overview of the life and times of Thoreau, but it will also provide them with 21 practical hands-on activities that will permit them to live out some of the ideals he espoused. Activities include keeping a personal journal, planting a garden, starting a rock collection, and engaging in re-cycling efforts. 110 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • 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 #: 018674
    Retail: $11.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.50
  • 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 #: 014838
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95