Join RJ and Mia in Scholastic's Study Jam on earth structure and the rock cycle. Try out the karaoke song and the quiz. Then move on to other Study Jams on minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, weathering and erosion.
You won't believe all the things that are made of ROCKS and MINERALS! Visit the Mineral Information Institute for amazing examples!
Rocks For Kids is a great site for learning more about rocks and minerals, classification and identification, and rock collecting.
The Smithsonian's American Museum of Natural History has a great Geology site that includes stories, activities, games, and flash cards. Check out these features: Being a Geologist, If Rocks Could Talk, What's the Big Idea About Earth?, Making Rocks, and The Amazing Mundo.
Mineralogy4Kids includes lots of information about properties and identification of rocks and minerals, crystals, and the unlikely places you will find minerals in your house.
One Geology Kids is a fun site to explore! Use interactive maps to learn about rocks and minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, and geology around the world.
Perhaps this little "rock" song will help you remember the differences among sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Sing it to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
Sedimentary rock has been formed in layers
Often found near water sources with fossils from 'decayers.'
Then there's igneous rock, here since earth was born.
Molten lava cooled and hardened that's how it is formed.
These two types of rock can also be transformed
With pressure heat and chemicals met - a - morphic they become.
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