Rocks Minerals

Author: Steve Tomecek
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426307683
Release Date: 2011-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This book describes how rocks and minerals are formed by geological processes, and how they are used in our lives.

Geology Lab for Kids

Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631594052
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth’s surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons. There is no excuse for boredom with a year’s worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities. In this book, you will learn: - How to identify the most common rocks and minerals - How to maintain and display your rock collection - How insects are trapped and preserved in amber - How geysers and volcanoes form and erupt - How layers of rock reveal a record of time - How to pan for gold like a real prospector Geology is an exciting science that helps us understand the world we live in, and Geology Lab for Kids actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work.

Rocks Minerals

Author: Steve Tomecek
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426305389
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A whimsically illustrated survey of the earth's rocks and minerals explores some of the many ways they have been transformed into usable materials from talcum powder to silver jewelry, in a reference complemented by a bonus activity suggestion.

Everything Weather

Author: Kathy Furgang
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426310584
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Filled with fun facts and amazing photographs, an in-depth look at amazing weather includes real-life encounters as documented by National Geographic tornado chaser, Tim Samaras. Simultaneous.

Explore Rocks and Minerals

Author: Cynthia Light Brown
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 9781619300989
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explore Rocks and Minerals! offers kids ages 6–9 a fascinating introduction to geology. It investigates the geological forces that create and transform rocks, outlining the life cycle of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, and what they can tell us about the earth. It also explores fossils, and how they come to exist and are discovered. Explore Rocks and Minerals! includes 20 hands-on activities to bring learning to life. Kids create their own crystals, sculpt edible models of the planet, and bake volcanic meringue cookies. These easy-to- follow activities require minimal adult supervision and use common household products. By combining an interactive component with jokes, fun facts, and cartoons, Explore Rocks and Minerals! provides a fun, accessible introduction to geology.

Weird Rocks

Author: Michele Corriel
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878425977
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

We think of them as ordinary objects, but rocks can do amazing things: there are rocks that glow and rocks that travel through space, rocks that float and rocks that burn. These are only some of the surprises in Weird Rocks, a musthave guide for young rock hounds. Author Michele Corriel introduces readers to sixteen unusual rocks and explains the science behind what each one does and how it does it. Youngsters will discover what makes one kind of rock smell like a rotten egg, what rock acts like a magnet, and what rock contains hidden treasure. High-quality photographs, colorful paintings, and hilarious cartoons add visual delight to this entertaining and informative book.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465455321
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Nancy Honovich
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426323010
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Minerals

"Find adventure! Go outside! Have fun! Be a rock hound!"--Cover.

National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Author: Kathy Furgang
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426313646
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Combines facts with photographs of volcanoes and earthquake-affected regions to introduce readers to such topics as underwater volcanoes and plate tectonics while offering insight into the world-changing power of natural disasters.

The World of Rocks Minerals

Author: William B. Rice
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9780743905534
Release Date: 2007-09-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What is the difference between a rock and a mineral? Readers will learn the answer to that and much more in this fascinating informational text! Igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, geologists, and gemstones are some of the topics that are introduced through clear, stunning photos, interesting charts and graphs, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index. An intriguing and captivating hands-on lab activity is featured to encourage readers to learn more about geology!

Everything Robotics

Author: Jennifer Swanson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426323317
Release Date: 2016
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION

They fix spacecraft, dance, tell jokes, and even clean your carpet! From the tiniest robo-bees to gigantic factory machines, robotics is all around you. This technology isn't just for science-fiction anymore -- it's real and more relevant than ever. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about robotics.

Little Box of Crystals and Gems

Author: Barron's
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764195905
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Here s an unusually handsome activity box that introduces boys and girls to the engrossing world of crystals and gemstones. Open the lid to reveal a six-compartment display case, each compartment holding an assortment of polished gemstones. Kids will learn how to sort and identify each of the stones in their collection. Beneath the display case, they ll find the Little Book of Crystals and Gemstones, tweezers for examining stones, and a miniature geode--a stone with tiny crystals that are naturally embedded on its surface. The book instructs budding gemologists on-- How to identify crystals and gemstones How stones are cut and polished Properties of precious gems--diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire Jewelry stones--jade, pearl, turquoise, lapis lazuli Building a crystal collection . . . and much more A bonus item in The Little Box of Crystals and Gems is a kit containing ingredients that boys and girls can used to make their own diamond-like crystals.