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  • Item #: 002263
    Retail: $50.49
    Rainbow Price: $39.95

    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: $30.99
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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 #: 002278
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.25
    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: $88.99
    Rainbow Price: $69.25

    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
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    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: $6.00
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    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 #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Take your nature studies to the next level with this gorgeously illustrated scrapbook. Young people of all ages will eagerly create a personal keepsake in these scrapbook pages: partially blank pages (for collected items, illustrations and observations) and part instruction manual with field guide notes.

    Beginning with brief tips and the nature explorer code, the book is divided into 4 sections: earth, air, water and useful things. Each section provides a beautiful mix of information and lightly illustrated scrapbooking pages with space to secure or draw personal observations. The Earth section centers on seeds, grasses, flowers, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils, tree leaves, mammal tracks, etc. Air focuses on clouds, feathers, owl pellets, butterflies and insects, spores, etc. Water emphasizes seashells, tadpoles and pond life, and rain/watery weather. The last section highlights favored monthly finds and field notes.

    Charlotte Mason and nature loving families will find this a wonderful portfolio of Science studies and a beautiful family keepsake. Destined to become a family favorite! Measures 10" x 12". Includes elastic closure. 81 pgs, hc ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 030561
    Retail: $20.99
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    15 mineral specimens: fluorite, feldspar (microcline), hematite, pyrite, quartz (milky), calcite, quartz (chalcedony), magnetite, gypsum (alabaster), talc, halite, mica (biotite), graphite, gypsum (satin spar), gypsum (selenite). Includes activity suggestions, magnifying glass, streak plate, and nail.
  • Item #: 018673
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Includes: Magnetic Pyrite, Blue Aragonite, Realgar, Calcite, Sodalite, Beryl, Sphalerite, Tourmaline, Siderite, Rhodochrosite, Wollastonite, Rock Salt, Crystal Point, Fuchsite, Olivine.

  • Item #: 014561
    Retail: $18.95
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  • Item #: 013227
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    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 #: 028854
    ISBN: 9780565093006
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

  • 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: $13.00
    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 #: 022184
    Retail: $9.90
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  • Item #: 014311
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

  • Item #: 014277
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

  • Item #: 062626
    Retail: $24.95
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    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 #: 061068
    ISBN: 9781465416544
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50
  • Item #: 045510
    ISBN: 9781465435637
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

  • Item #: 033542
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 027106
    ISBN: 9781934670613
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    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 #: 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

  • Item #: 025133
    Retail: $24.99
    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 #: 018624
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: 014309
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

  • 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 #: 005776
    ISBN: 9780941008235
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Using granite, basalt, and coarse sand, students learn how to identify the 3 basic rock types, then further subdivide into 12 distinct groups based on geological formation. Couple with a Rock and Mineral Collection to extend your investigation! 36 lessons.

  • Item #: 003065
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.35
    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 #: 023467
    Retail: $5.49
    Rainbow Price: $4.99