Science - Gr. 3.A - Rocks and minerals

Children's literature connecting to Alberta Education science curriculum. Overview from Alberta Education: Students learn about materials found on Earth’s surface—rocks, minerals and soil. By closely examining sample rocks, students discover similarities and differences and explore these, using simple tests and tools. Students learn that each kind of rock has a set of characteristics and that these characteristics can be used in classifying and identifying rocks...
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FICTION:A young man has a lifelong love of rock collecting that eventually leads him to work at a science museum.

A young man has a lifelong love of rock collecting that eventually leads him to work at a science museum.

Through an engaging array of hands-on activities, this helpful handbook guides children through testing minerals, creating crystals, sculpting edible models of the planet, and even baking volcanic meringue cookies. Exploring the reasons behind the physical changes of the world, this examination also outlines the rock cycle of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; the process of discovering fossils and what they reveal about the past; and how to start a collection of natural artifacts.

The Paperback of the Explore Rocks and Minerals: 20 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments by Cynthia Light Brown, Nick Brown, Bryan Stone

"From deserts to forests to big cities and bare lands, rocks and minerals are all around us, and they can do amazing things!"

CC Cycle Week 14 - Durham Country Library - Cover image for Rocks & minerals / by Steve Tomecek ; illustrated by Kyle Poling.

Surveys prehistory and reviews Earth's internal workings. including how minerals are formed, and the fossil record to show how early-life forms are are linked to the plants and animals of today. Gr. 7 and up.

Rocks and Fossils: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides)

Rocks may seem like boring, static objects--until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes. Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical rhyming text and Violeta Dabija's ... illustrations show how rocks decorate and strengthen the world around them. K-1.

A Rock Can Be . by Laura Purdie Salas illustrations by Violeta Dabija (Millbrook Press, Rocks! I love rocks. A Rock Can Be.

FICTION:Over the years a rock provides homes, shelter, food, and a place to sit for visiting animals and people.

FICTION:Over the years a rock provides homes, shelter, food, and a place to sit for visiting animals and people.

You and dirt -- Dirt matters -- Buried -- Building with dirt -- Dirt for gardening.

You and dirt -- Dirt matters -- Buried -- Building with dirt -- Dirt for gardening.

National Audubon Society first field guide. Rocks and minerals

National Audubon Society first field guide. Rocks and minerals

Introduces a variety of rock facts with vivis color illustrations.

A Rock Is Lively (Book) : Aston, Dianna Hutts : Introduces readers to rocks and minerals, describing how they are created, what they can be used for, and their different forms and types.

Minerals are chemicals that are the building blocks of rocks. Learn how to identify minerals and find out what roles they play in the rock cycle."

Minerals are chemicals that are the building blocks of rocks. Learn how to identify minerals and find out what roles they play in the rock cycle.

Describes what minerals are, where they are found, how they are mined, and how they are used.

Describes what minerals are, where they are found, how they are mined, and how they are used.

Using the word 'minerals' in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, and organic minerals and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of civilization. ... Weaving strands of economic, cultural, political and industrial history, each entry gives a fascinating perspective on the scope and pace of human development, and the dangers posed by our exploitation of Earth's resources. Adult

Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History (Fifty Things That Changed the Course of History)

The Mineralogy Database was last updated on 9/5/2012 and it contains 4,714 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library.

The Mineralogy Database was last updated on and it contains individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library.

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