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Rock Day

Setting the Stage:  Have the students each bring in a rock to school!


Rock Collecting Around the USA - Links to different rock collecting sites, organized by state.

Mineral Information Institute - Lots of information on minerals, including a separate teacher section.

Ask-A-Geologist - E-mail a question to a geologist.

Canadian Rockhound - Good rock information.

Women in Mining - Links to an area specifically for teachers.

Busy Teacher's Website - Links to a section on geology.

Cape Cod Rocks - Great pictures and information on all types of rocks.

Rockhounds - A must-see site with activities, lesson plans, and basic information on the rock cycles.

Geology Project - An elementary classroom's project on their journey to the center of the earth.

The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals by Chris Pellant.  A good, basic book on geology.

Elizabeti's Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen.  The story of a little girl who makes a doll from a stone.

Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor.  How to find the perfect rock!

Eyewitness: Rocks and Minerals by R.F. Symes.  A large book, good for reference.

Geology Rocks!: 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth by Cindy Blobaum.  Full of activities to explore geology!

A Gift From the Sea by Kate Banks.  A boy finds a rock and the book goes back in time to tell the story of the rock.

I am a Rock (Hello Reader!, Level 1) by Jean Marzollo.  A good introductory book on different kinds of rocks.

If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian.  A book about finding rocks and the different ways they can be used.

Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science) by Roma Gans.  A great book on beginning a rock collection.

A Look at Rocks : From Coal to Kimberlite (First Books - Earth and Sky Science) by Jo S. Kittinger.  Good overview of rocks - their formation and classifications.

On My Beach There are Many Pebbles by Leo Lionni.  A story about appreciating all the things that can be found on a beach.

Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst.  A father's interest in rock collecting has an impact when he loses his job.

Rocks and Minerals (National Audubon Society First Field Guides) by Edward R. Ricciuti.  A good reference book.

Rocks and Minerals (Fantastic Facts) by Jack Challoner.  A good reference book and includes some experiments.

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown.  The classic tale of trickery.

Stone Wall Secrets by Kristine Thorson.  A young boy gets a geology lesson while repairing a stone wall with his grandfather.

Stories in Stone : The World of Animal Fossils (First Books) by Jo S. Kittinger.  A good fossil book.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig.  What happens when a young donkey finds a magic pebble and makes the wrong kind of wish!

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