March 24, 2010

Rocks and Minerals

I have lists and lists of books we want to study for science, divided more or less by habitat/biome. We have not read through them all, but I wanted to start posting them so others can use them and so that I don't ever lose them if my computer crashes! Of course any suggestions of books or movies or topics are always appreciated. I'll update these as we do them.

Rocks & Minerals

Main book: Eyewitness Explorers: Rocks and Minerals

Topics to cover:
The three types of rocks and how they form
How weathering occurs
Mohs' mineral hardness scale
The structure of the Earth
Volcanoes, lava, and magma
How mountains form

Books to use:
Cracking Up: Story of Erosion – Jacqui Bailey
Dirt (Jump Into Science) - Steve Tomecek
DK Eye Wonder - Rocks and Minerals
Geology Rocks – Cindy Blobaum
How Mountains Are Made - Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World - Faith McNulty
If You Find a Rock - Peggy Christian
Let's Go Rock Collecting - Roma Gans
Magic School Bus Inside the Earth - Cole
Millions and Millions of Crystals - Roma Gans
Planet Earth/Inside Out - Gail Gibbons
Rock Collecting - Roma Gans
Rock Factory: Story of the Rock Cycle – Jacqui Bailey
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth and Rough - Natalie Rosinsky
Rocks & Minerals: A Gem of a Read – Simon Basher
Rocks in His Head--Carol Otis Hurst
Volcanoes - Franklyn M. Branley
Why Do Volanoes Blow Their Tops? - Melvin Berger

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