Slate and Other Metamorphic Rocks

Slate and Other Metamorphic Rocks

by Nancy Kelly Allen

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

These books introduce basic geological concepts. Playful chapter headings like "Drip Drop," "Diamonds Are Forever," and "The Heat Is On" refer to the topics of chemical sedimentation (Limestone ), Mohs' scale (Minerals ), and metamorphic rock formation (Slate ). Allen describes how rocks or minerals are formed, their types, properties, and where they can be found. The books conclude with a few uses of rocks or minerals both current and from the past. Occasional insets add information. Each spread includes a captioned, full-page color photo opposite the text. As the books lack diagrams or detail photos, youngsters unfamiliar with the topics will need assistance in deciphering the densely presented material. The well-chosen PowerKids links help clarify the concepts. "The Shaping and Reshaping of Earth's Surface" series (Rosen) covers much the same content in a more accessible way, and the "Rock Stars" series (Gareth Stevens) has more visuals.-Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI

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Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
Rock It! Series
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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