Are your children fascinated to dig deep into the Earth’s layers to discover gems and treasures hidden within? Mine are, and so I am excited to share with you our Rocks & Minerals unit study.
- Top-left: Rocks & Minerals cards
- Top-right: our absolute favorite Nature Anatomy encyclopedia. We were big fans of Natural Geographics real-life photography, but acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman had won our hearts. She combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.
- Bottom-left: A Rock is Lively book is a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue Lapis Lazuli to volcanic Snowflake Obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it perfect for your homeschooling and family reading.
- Bottom-right: Rock and Mineral Collection Activity Kit with over 150 rocks and minerals, clean gravel (to simulate a real rock hunt!), 2 easy-to-break crystal-filled geodes, fossilized shark teeth, arrowheads, and an educational identification sheet.
“A rock is lively …bubbling like a pot of soup deep beneath the earth’s crust … liquid … molten … boiling.” A Rock is Lively book.
Stay tuned for more rocks and minerals activities … Also, see here our Unit Study.
You can see this activity on Instagram here.
P.S. Always supervise your children while they are learning through play, Xoxo
I think I would get the Rock and Mineral Collection Activity Kit and A Rock Is Lively in hardcover 🙂 Very interesting books for the boys at home 🙂 Thanks for sharing.