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A chunk of granite rock may look gray and boring, but take a closer look under a microscope and it's possible to see that the rock is made from billions of tiny colorful grains. Each microscopic grain is a substance called a mineral, and it's minerals that are the ingredients that make up all the rocks on Earth. In this book, readers will learn how different combinations of minerals create different types of rocks. They'll discover that metals, such as gold, are actually minerals that can be found in rocks. And they'll learn that some minerals grow as beautiful shapes called crystals that can be made into precious gemstones such as rubies and sapphires. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. From stunning photographs to high-interest facts, this book makes exploring the topic of rocks and minerals a lively, engaging experience.

Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2015
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Rock-ology: The Hard Facts About Rocks
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781627243025, 9781627243582, 9781627244145
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 552
Dimensions 10 x 8
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Guided Reading Level L
Lexile Reading Level 780
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 3.7
Author Ellen Lawrence
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations