Little Learning Labs (Paperback)

Geology for Kids: 26 Projects to Explore Rocks, Gems, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, and Other Wonders of the Earth’s Surface; Activities for STEAM Learners

By Garret Romaine

Quarry Books, 9781631598111, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

List Price: 12.99*
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Description

Dig in and learn about the Earth under your feet. Little Learning Labs: Geology for Kids features 26 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth’s surface, structure, and processes.

This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons. There is no excuse for boredom with these captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities.

In this book, you will learn:
  • How to identify the most common rocks and minerals
  • How to maintain and display your rock collection
  • How insects are trapped and preserved in amber
  • How geysers and volcanoes form and erupt
  • How layers of rock reveal a record of time
  • How to pan for gold like a real prospector
Geology is an exciting science that helps us understand the world we live in, and Little Learning Labs: Geology for Kids actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work.

The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, geology, math, and even bugs—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs.
 


About the Author

Garret Romaine has been an avid rockhound, fossil collector, meteorite hunter, and gold prospector for many years. He is a long-time journalist, columnist, instructor, and writer, and currently teaches at Portland State University. He holds a degree in geology and a degree in geography, and is the author of many books on rock & gem collecting and identification, gold panning, geology, and the outdoors, including The Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook and Geology Lab for Kids. Garret is a member of the Board of Directors for the North America Research Group, dedicated to amateur fossil collecting, and the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, which houses one of the finest mineral collections in the US. He is also a member of numerous rockhounding and gold prospecting organizations.