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  • Item #: 022431
    ISBN: 9781426310386
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  • Item #: 027106
    ISBN: 9781934670613
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    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 #: 059268
    ISBN: 9780545839471
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  • Item #: 058397
    ISBN: 9781465461902
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    ISBN: 9780756690427
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    ISBN: 9780794513047
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  • Item #: 006309
    ISBN: 9781426307683
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    Rocks and Minerals are a favorite science topic in many households. This book from National Geographic Kids is full of interesting information about rocks and minerals. It contains plenty of photos, information, and fun trivia. This isn't just for reference; there are some cool geology activities, too. You will learn the differences between rocks and minerals, their uses, their formation, how they break down, and have some fun growing minerals and making your own fossils. There are interactive pages where you are to match gemstones in their natural state with finished gems and locate items made of stone that you might encounter on a daily basis. You will learn interesting trivia like how many stone blocks were used to build the Great Pyramid, which stone floats, or at what temperature diamonds vaporize. The photographer is Carsten Peter who is an "extreme photographer." You will see photos of caves and caverns, lava flows in Tanzania and Hawaii, Arches National Park in Utah, Stonehenge in England, glowing Mt. Etna in Sicily, giant crystals in Cave of Crystals in Mexico (my favorite), and more. These pictures will pique your curiosity and give you a yearning to see these places in person. (I know this book is for kids, but I have really enjoyed working through the interactive glossary at the back of the book, matching pictures, reading the information, and staring at the gorgeous photos.) Don't be surprised if the grown-ups sneak a peek at this book, too! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 002263
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    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 #: 069440
    ISBN: 9781770789630
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  • Item #: 067589
    ISBN: 9780062289179
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  • Item #: 033378
    ISBN: 9781465420565
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  • Item #: 016471
    ISBN: 9780743936668
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    The goal of this book is to develop an understanding of the rock cycle & the difference between rocks and minerals and mineral identification. This book covers 11 topics in 17 different lessons with activities. Each lesson begins with an overview for that lesson, list of materials, lesson preparation instruction, hands-on activity, and closure which is the discussion of the activity. In some lessons there are several activities and all use items that are accessible. Teacher information pages include instruction on the topic of that lesson, and in some lessons there are demonstrations like using a hard boiled egg to show the earth's layers, making an earth crust sandwich, homemade rocks, and growing your own crystals. A resource list for teachers and students suggests a few websites and books for further research. Activity pages are reproducible. 48 pgs. - Donna
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    ISBN: 9780486286457
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  • Item #: 065352
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  • Item #: 028854
    ISBN: 9780565093006
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  • Item #: 025704
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    Includes small amounts of sand with mica, sea shells, granite, basalt, hydrochloric acid, Epsom salts, sugar, salt, pepper, chalk, a candle, masking tape, modeling clay, a pie tin, a microscope slide, an eye dropper, test tubes, a 100 mL graduated cylinder, a film canister, a lid, and marbles.

  • Item #: 027366
    ISBN: 9780753472057
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    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 #: 069217
    ISBN: 9781596739284
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     Interdependence of organisms and the environment; bacteria, mold and fungi; changing earth’s surface (volcanoes and earthquakes, etc.); rocks and minerals; and how electrical energy coverts to other forms.

  • Item #: 002277
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    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 #: 074191
    ISBN: 9780997796360
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  • Item #: 010003
    ISBN: 9780440414803
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    Sentenced to hard labor digging holes for a crime he did not commit, the protagonist learns to have faith in himself in this sad and funny Newbery award winner.

  • Item #: 017164
    ISBN: 9781465408853
    Retail: $19.99
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    As I oooo and aaahhh my way through the beautiful pictures in this book, I am reminded of what an amazing place the earth is. It is diverse, rugged, and awesome. DK always does an amazing job with photographic presentation, and this book is no exception. Take a visual journey from the beginning of the solar system, to rocks and minerals, water formation, weather and climate, life on earth, the human world, and mapping the world. Every photo, illustration, and map is accompanied by a small amount of information. A country factfile summarizes all of the countries of the world by offering facts about each – area, population, capital, currency, official language, life expectancy, and information about an accompanying picture. A glossary is included for words that might be unfamiliar. I am always curious about new destinations and intrigued by photos from different areas (I might want to go there someday), but not all of the photos provide that information. Another thing to keep in mind is that this is from a secular perspective; theories as fact abound. 300+pgs, p/b. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 017054
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    Learn about different types of rocks with this colorful chart: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. The formation of each type of rock is briefly explained, accompanied by color photos of specific rocks (e.g. granite, marble, limestone) that provide examples of each rock type. Photos of 16 rocks and 5 minerals are included on this 17" x 22" chart. Reproducible activities on the back include a rock hardness test, crossword puzzle, and more. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 013210
    ISBN: 9781483816883
    Retail: $12.99
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    This book is composed of over 100 reproducible worksheets that cover various aspects of earth science. The exercises encourage students to identify different things using words from the provided word bank. Students do everything from labeling hemispheres and landforms to filling out charts describing clouds and weather patterns to identifying scientific equipment and units of measure. A few crossword puzzles and dot-to-dot activities are also included, but most of the worksheets just prompt students to use words to answer questions. The worksheets can be used as a general review or teachers can select exercises throughout the book to correlate with their studies. Almost every area of earth science that is covered at these grades is included somewhere in the worksheets, including weather, rocks and minerals, seasons, planets, volcanoes, and oceans. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 002261
    Retail: $89.99
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    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.