The Resource Geology lab for kids

Geology lab for kids

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Geology lab for kids
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Geology lab for kids
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Garret Romaine
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Geology lab for kids
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52 projects to explore rocks, gems, geodes, crystals, fossils, and other wonders of the earths surface
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eng
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  • This companion to Outdoor Science Lab for Kids and Astronomy Lab for Kids is structured around more than 50 experiments. Divided into 12 thematic units, the labs include several ways of growing crystals, scratching various materials to test their hardness, creating fossil-like molds and impressions, and cooking up several edible experiments (a molten cake to study how lava cools, and a soufflé to suggest the caldera that forms after a volcanic eruption). Photographs, clear instructions, and safety tips walk readers through the brief projects, and sidebars titled “The Science Behind the Fun” thoroughly explore the geological underpinnings of each one. It’s a smart, hands-on way for kids to get a better understanding of the rock cycle, volcanism, and the formation and breakdown of rocks and minerals. Ages 6–12. (July) --Staff (Reviewed 06/26/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 26, p)
  • Explore the wonders of earth science through 52 activities. A technical writer and longtime rock hound invites young readers to learn about geology through hands-on projects, many of which involve models that double as tasty treats. The introduction includes a spread of labeled rock samples. Opening with a simple activity to demonstrate crystal formation using supersaturated sugar water, author Romaine goes on to explore rock characteristics, molten rock (lava), sediments, metamorphosis, entropy, our active planet, fossils, precious metals, space rocks, and rocks in art. Each chapter begins with a spread of explanation opposite a full-page photograph of the natural phenomenon under discussion. Each lab includes a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, some safety tips and enrichment suggestions, and a boxed explanation of "the science behind the fun." Each is illustrated with photos of the activity in progress, often including young experimenters (a diverse group of boys and girls) clearly enjoying their experience. The materials called for are simple and easily available. The time involved ranges from a few minutes to several days. Specialized vocabulary is defined in context. The author has spent many years doing geology with kids; his projects have obvious child-appeal. This well-thought-out collection includes many demonstrations familiar to science educators as well as some engaging new ones and would be a welcome addition to any library. Dig in for fun and learning, too! (web resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2017)
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Romaine, Garret
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550.78
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non fiction
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  • Geology
  • Science projects
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juvenile
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52 projects to explore rocks, gems, geodes, crystals, fossils, and other wonders of the earth's surface
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Geology lab for kids
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Introduction -- Identifying rocks and minerals -- Singular crystals -- Crystal clusters -- Specimen sleuth -- Living with lava -- Super sediments -- Major metamorphosis -- Breaking it down -- Understanding the Earth -- Signs of life -- Prospecting for riches -- Space rocks, too -- Rocks of art
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000059592630
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9781631592850
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2017005836
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(OCoLC)958797838
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Geology lab for kids
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Introduction -- Identifying rocks and minerals -- Singular crystals -- Crystal clusters -- Specimen sleuth -- Living with lava -- Super sediments -- Major metamorphosis -- Breaking it down -- Understanding the Earth -- Signs of life -- Prospecting for riches -- Space rocks, too -- Rocks of art
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000059592630
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pages cm.
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9781631592850
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(flexi-bind)
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2017005836
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(OCoLC)958797838

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