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Geology lab for kids

Geology Lab For Kids by Garret Romaine

There is so much to learn about the Earth under our feet. Geology Lab for Kids provides 52 experiments that are easy to do at home.

Geology Lab for Kids features 52 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 a year’s worth of 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 Geology Lab for Kids actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work.

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