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Rock Classification

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about rock classification

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Text over illustration of sky and clouds - Time4Learning and Fun for everyone: Online education for PreK-12th
Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.
Text Time4Learning and rotating graphics for math, science, social studies, and language arts

Google Earth  (Y,M,O,T)
Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.  (Y)
The place for kids who love rocks.

Indentify Rock Types Game  (Y,M)
This game was designed to help students learn about rock types. From Kids

Virtual Field Trips in Geoscience  (Y,M,O,T)
From The Virtual Geosciences Professor's Course Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Rocks, mineral and fossil collecting information with articles, photos, videos, web directory, search engine and free classified ads.

The First Collection - Minerals  (Y,M,O,T)
A quick reference for beginning collectors to include the nine structure and chemical composition classifications of a collection.

Kids Geo. com  (Y,M)
A Study of The Earth And Her People. Learn about Geology and Geography For Kids with

Curriculum Center - Magnetism  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Magnetism.

Virtual and On-line Geologic Field Trip Guides  (Y,M,O,T)
Virtual Field Trip Guides for the United States and Canada

Geology Online lesson plans  (Y,M,O,T)
Lesson plans for K-12 teachers to integraste earth science and anthropology into lessons.

Science in a bag Lesson: Light and Crystals  (M)
To use hydro-gel crystals in a hands-on activity to study light refraction through two media. Also, to stimulate critical thinking. Upper Elementary and Middle School Age Children

You've Got to Be Cool to Make Igneous Rocks   (M)
Lesson plan for grades 7-9