Rockin' Rocks

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Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A ...

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Overview

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604537468
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Rock on!: a Look at Geology Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Exploring the Grand Canyon 4

Layers of Rock 6

What is Rock? 8

Beneath Our Feet 10

Made from Fire 12

Devils Tower 14

Breaking Down Rock 18

Old Rocks to New Rocks 20

Changing Form 24

Thinking Like a Rock 28

Glossary 30

Saying It 31

Web Sites 31

Index 32

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