Geology Rocks!: Examine Minerals, 1st Edition

  • Christine Petersen
  • Published By: Checkerboard Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532177577
  • ISBN-13: 9781532177576
  • DDC: 549
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book introduces readers to what minerals are, how they form, and how we use them today. Learn how to identify minerals, including color, luster, streak, fracture, hardness, specific gravity, magnetism, and fluorescence. A geology-themed project provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, infographics, sidebars, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Minerals Are Everywhere!.
2: Atoms and Elements.
3: Crystal Systems.
4: Mineral Formation.
5: Identifying By Color.
6: Luster and Streak.
7: Breaking Minerals.
8: Hardness and Density.
9: Magical Minerals?.
10: Putting Minerals to Work.
11: Change Happens.
Saying It.
Online Resources.