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Sometimes a simple concept can have comprehensive value in a primary classroom. Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough illustrates such an idea. This well-written book can help primary students learn to classify and observe. This basic introduction to rocks --NSTA Recommends

Simple text and cartoon-like illustrations provide information about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. --Science & Children

Explains the different types of rocks and where they are located, as well as what scientists can learn from studying rocks. Activities and an identification chart are included. http://www.teachingkidsbooks.com/ --Teaching with Kids' Books

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PWB Biography: Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota. CPB Biography: Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: IG 790L (What's this?)
  • Series: Amazing Science
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Picture Window Books (July 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1404803343
  • ISBN-13: 978-1404803343
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By K. Roman VINE VOICE on April 10, 2004
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Introduces igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The writing is simple and remarkably concise for a book aimed at this age group. For example, "Rocks form in three ways. In the first way, melted rock bubbles up from inside the earth. Then it cools down and becomes hard igneous rock." Colorful and friendly looking book layout. Includes a rock chart, activities and an introduction to Mohs Hardness Scale. There is also a glossary, bibliography, & index. Karen Woodworth-Roman, Children's Science Book Review
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By lauralee on December 1, 2011
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I've searched through many K through 3 grade books that introduce rock formation to children. This by far is the best book. Younger children will need to have this book read to them, but the explanations are simple and easy to understand. Experienced readers will be able to read this independently and understand the concepts that are introduced. Give this book and some rocks to any kid. They are sure to be excited!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Christy B on December 1, 2010
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Good introduction to geology for kids - read this before you start your rock collection! We used this book in our unit study about rocks and minerals.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. on April 5, 2012
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My Grandmother and cousin share a bond that spans the globe. Oregon to Western Australia. They send each other rocks from places they have been. I helped my Grandmother find this book to send to her darling great granddaughter. It had just the mix of science, appropriate illustrations and inspiring adventurism that we were looking for. Send it to a young rock hound you know!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alexandra Levitas on February 9, 2014
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The content of the book itself is fun and allows young children to learn about rocks. There's a problem though with the physical print of the book. While the content is intended for little kids, the book is easy to rip and not very sturdy, making it hard for children to enjoy it fully.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By winstonugget on October 26, 2013
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This book is very informative, and we home school. I recommend it for teaching about rocks. It's simple to understand.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 5, 2010
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This was a great book to help teach my young students more about rocks and minerals. I also purchased a Spanish version to teach them all bilingually. They loved them!
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I'm a former teacher who wanted a simple, clear book for my grandson and granddaughter. They are really into rocks right now and this book had great illustrations and easy to understand explanations. The kids are 7 and 9.
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