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.
Head out on a field trip to your school's backyard for your own geology adventure. Check out what you can find there with help from the US Geological Society's Schoolyard Geology site.
You won't believe all the things that are made of ROCKS and MINERALS! Visit the Mineral Information Institiute for amazing examples!
"This Planet Really Rocks": This Wikispaces website was adapted from a former ThinkQuest site created by a team of fifth and sixth graders. It contains pages on sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, and the rock cycle.
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 gemsamp;
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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