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Learn about "the Dynamic Earth" from the Smithsonian Institute. This is a full visual and interactive must see! Teachers and students will both be wowed by the amazing graphics, animation and detailed text.

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Green rust with twisted rock

Are you the curious type? Take a look at photos and descriptions of minerals, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks at Volcano World's Rock and Mineral slide show.

Visit The Children's Museum of Indianapolis to help Rex, the Dino Detective, solve mysteries about rocks, minerals, and fossils.

Are you interested in how rocks got their names and what they are used for? Visit the Rocks and Minerals Reference Sheet for the answers.

You won't believe all the things that are made of ROCKS and MINERALS! Visit the Mineral Information Institiute for amazing examples!

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Sedimentary layers

"This Planet Really Rocks"

This is a website created by a team of fifth and sixth graders. It contains pages about the origin, classification, recycling processes, and important uses of rocks and minerals.

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Do you have more questions about rocks, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, and more?

 

 

Ask a Geologist

From the United States Geological Survey.

Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection contains yet more beautiful pictures of crystals and gems

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Perhaps this little "rock" song will help you remember the differences among sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Sing it to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

Sedimentary rock has been formed in layers
Often found near water sources with fossils from 'decayers.'
Then there's igneous rock, here since earth was born.
Molten lava cooled and hardened that's how it is formed.
These two types of rock can also be transformed
With pressure heat and chemicals met - a - morphic they become.

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