Rocks Minerals K-3 Author:Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc. Rocks and Minerals (K-3) contains 31 basic science experiments that will help students gain a base of knowledge about rocks and minerals. Activities in this book have experiments that follow the scientific method. Each activity outlines a purpose, describes the materials needed, and has step-by-step directions on how to carry out the activity.... more » Each section includes background information to help the teacher feel more confident with the activities and to help him or her answer questions and lead discussions.
In order to make the best use of the material presented in this book, you will need an inexpensive reference collection of rocks and minerals. Your class may also benefit from a beginner's field guide, such as "The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals", by Charles Chesterman (Knopf, 1979) or "A Golden Guide: Rocks and Minerals", by Herbert S. Zim and Paul R. Shaffer (Bolden Press, 1957).« less