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Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 2) Paperback – April 11, 1997
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From School Library Journal
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
One thing that is really great about this book is the simple illustrations to educate the reader about the Earth's Crust and Solid Rock Layer. There are simple diagrams of:
1. The components of a Volcano
2. Moh's Scale of hardness
3. The formation of sedimentary rocks
4. Metamorphic rock process
The book also ends with a practical suggestion that kids will love and that's how to begin your own rock collection and start to identify the rocks you have.
NOTE: Depending on your view of the age of the earth, you may like to know that this book utilizes millions of years in its descriptions.
The bulk of the book contains interesting information about the three types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) that was easy for young readers to understand.
The end of the book briefly encourages kids to go out and collect their own rocks, aiming for a variety of colors, and then to go home and try to identify them.
Overall, I don't think this book is going to inspire a kid to rush out and become a rock hound or geologist, as it lacks any sort of "wow" factor, but it is certainly a useful educational book.
If there are any rock hounding groups or gem/mineral shows near you, THAT is a great way to get your kid fascinated by the amazing rocks/crystals/minerals that come out of our earth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased for my nephew. He's 5 years old and just started a rock collection.Published 4 days ago by Richard Day
My son loves this book! It went great with his tock collection we bought To go with it.Published 16 days ago by ashley dawley
As expected from others in this series - a nice resource book for our preschool study on rocksPublished 2 months ago by Harvey F.
very cute! My kids are all into rocks so this book make them happyPublished 2 months ago by Georgia Green
Great story book for my teacher library. Fun drawings and easy to understand.Published 4 months ago by JWslc