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We see pretty pebbles at the beach, and we can find rocks in all shapes and sizes in backyards and parks. But what are rocks made of? Where do they come from? Why are they different colors, and why are some rocks hard and smooth, while others are rough and crumbly? Using rocks and other everyday easy-to-find items, students will get the chance to be real-life geologists and carry out step-by-step experiments to answer these and other intriguing questions. As they do so, these young scientists will be observing, recording their observations, and drawing conclusions. Each book in this series includes at least seven experiments with detailed, age-appropriate instructions, great facts and background information, a conclusions section to pull all the concepts investigated in the book together, and a glossary of science words. Colorful, dynamic designs and images truly put the FUN into FUN-damental Experiments!

 
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF051110
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2015
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series FUN-damental Experiments
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781627245401, 9781627246255, 9781627247061
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 552
Dimensions 10 x 8
Guided Reading Level P
Lexile Reading Level 630
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 4.4
Author Ellen Lawrence
 

The Horn Book Guide Review for Rocks and Minerals

Concepts such as rock composition, formation, and erosion are investigated through a series of activities that, while popular classics, are at time weak analogies for geological concepts. The structure of the activities, however, encourages observation, data collection, and analysis. Color photographs of the models and answers at the end of the book will help children understand the ideas. Reading list, Glos., ind.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color illustrations