Experiments with Rocks


This book uses simple, hands-on experiments with rocks to teach readers how the scientific method works.

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This book uses simple, hands-on experiments with rocks to teach readers how the scientific method works.

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "My Science Investigations" series, these books are for young scientists, providing an introduction to the field of geology and the scientific method, as well as some hands-on experiments. The introduction shows the reading level of the book. It is both easy to read and informative: "Rocks are all around us. There are small rocks all around. There are large rocks in the mountains. Some people wear rocks as jewelry. There are many different kinds of rocks on our planet." After a discussion of how geologists describe the properties of rocks, and basics about the different types of rocks, Taylor-Butler jumps into experiments. Her experiments are well set up. She provides a background, hypothesis, and a procedure. Also, unlike many other science experiment books, she recommends doing several trials. Her explanation is brief, and comes at the end of the spread, so hopefully students have concluded the experiment before reading the expected results. Experiments include, testing for limestone using vinegar, creating crystals, and tumbling rocks. Photos of elementary school students performing the experiments accompany the text. This book will work well for an early elementary unit on geology. The experiments are straightforward but interesting. Backmatter includes a list of more resources, glossary, and index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432953669
  • Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: My Science Investigations
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 962,847
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: IG570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

A Rocky Start 4

How Scientists Work 6

Properties of Rocks 8

Bubbling Rocks 12

Does it Hold water? 16

Tumbling Rocks 20

Crystals Rocks 24

Your Turn! 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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