Fun Rocks & Minerals Activity Book
Why the Rocks and Minerals activity book is for you!
You will like this activity book because it uses inexpensive materials for your children to learn about rocks and minerals. Most of the materials listed in each activity can be found around your home. The directions are clear and easy to understand.
Rock Cycle families of rocks
Igneous Rocks are created during volcanic erupitons when molten rock cools above ground. Sedimentary Rocks cover most of the Earth's surface. Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have changed because heat, pressure, and fluids cause the inerals in the rocks to recrystallize without the rocks melting. Minerals are the building blocks of rocks. All rocks are made of one or more minerals.
Three familes of rocks
- Igneous rocks are created during volcanic eruptions when molten rock cools above ground.
- Sedimentary rocks cover most of the Earth's surface.
- Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have changed because heat, pressure, and fluids cause the minerals in the rocks to recrystallize without the rocks melting.
- Minerals are the building blocks of rocks. All rocks are made of one or more minerals.
Sample activities in this book
- Collecting salt crystals on a stick.
- Creating unique rock paperweights.
- Testing for calcite using eggshells and vinegar.
The activities use inexpensive materials usually found around your home or at a local store. You can have a Treasure Hunt with your children before starting this fun science book.
Your children will have fun looking for science materials around your home. You can store the materials in a cardboard box. Your children will get excited about the various science activities as they look for materials during their treasure hunt.
Each chapter in this science activity book includes . . .
- A mini-lesson that is an introduction to the activity.
- List of materials they will need for the activity.
- Directions on how to do the activity.
- More Science Activity Ideas includes additional science activities your children can do.
- Science Behind the Activity is information for you.