August 22, 2012
Be a rock scientist
Rock and Fossil Hunter
by Ben Morgan
Often, kids learn best when they're able to get their hands dirty. In this kid-friendly book, they'll explore the world of rocks and minerals by examining their properties and making fake fossils and geodes. They can also build volcanoes, make mineral paints, grow crystals and stalactites, and make different types of sand castles.
A word of warning: read (don't skim!) the instructions carefully. Important information is written in small print, yet are not given a consistent location on each page. Hence they may be easily missed.
note: Activities are best done outdoors.