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Rocks and Minerals (Jump Into Science)

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Kids will gravitate to Steve Tomecek’s humorously illustrated guide, which surveys the earth’s astounding variety of rocks and minerals and the fascinating ways people have transformed them into usable materials. From talcum powder to silver jewelry, it all comes from inside this great big rock we live on. A high-interest topic for youngsters as well as an important segmen ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
My son and I really liked this book. The illustrations are fun and simple. I love that they mix illustration with pictures of actual rocks! (I don't think drawings of rocks really cut it.)

Also, the text is clear and understandable without being overly wordy. So far have I have been very impressed with National Geographic's books for kids. This one is no exception!
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My son is 5 years-old. He's a rock collector. It took us over 45 minutes to read through this awesome book. He asked questions on every page. I was so excited! I have seen the benefits in allowing kids to read books based on their interest.
Zara Younus
Grade 3-4. Rocks. Differences between rocks and minerals.

Students will learn about rocks and minerals students can create a venn diagram Students will be able to create a graphic organizer to explain how different rocks form or the rock cycle.
Dawn Little
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great intro to rocks and minerals for an elementary science class. I love how it provides hands-on experiments for students/children to conduct as well.
Mar 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3rd-grade-n-p
Scholastic book club purchase.

DRA: 34- 38
Heather Ligman
this is a great book for discussing rocks. I loved this book. it could be used for a read aloud. it also includes two activities that could be used in class.
Franki Sibberson
A good series--great for 3rd grade and many in the series come in paperback
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First reading 10/26/2013
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Teige Seiden
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book told me about different types of rocks. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. I liked the part where the text was backwards and I had to use a mirror to read it.
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Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science, rocks
A good book to teach about different types of rocks and minerals.
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