Rocks & Minerals Backyard Workbook: Hands-on Projects, Quizzes, and Activities
Introduce children to geology through fun activities and hands-on science projects.
From beaches to gravel roads, from prairieland to rugged terrain, rocks and minerals are all around us. They provide incredible opportunities for getting outside and discovering nature. There are so many kinds to see and appreciate—even in your backyard or at a nearby park.
Teach your children to love and protect the great outdoors. This workbook by Dan R. Lynch features more than 20 simple, fun introductions to a variety of rocks and minerals, including granite, sandstone, gemstones, and more. Plus, over a dozen activities help kids to make hypotheses, experiment, and observe. The 19 hands-on science projects—such as starting a rock collection and testing the hardness of minerals—put students in control of their own learning!
You never know what your children will uncover in their outdoor classroom. Every day is a little treasure hunt. If they keep good records and share what they find, their observations can even help scientists learn more about nature. So get the Rocks & Minerals Workbook, and get started on a lifetime of discovery.