Researching Rocks (Do You Dig Earth Science? Series)

Researching Rocks (Do You Dig Earth Science? Series)

by Sally M. Walker


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Researching Rocks (Do You Dig Earth Science? Series) by Sally M. Walker

Rocks can be made of many different minerals. By looking at rocks closely, we can tell where they were formed and what conditions they were created in. How do we know these things? And how do we tell different types of rocks apart? Learn about ways to research rocks and what they can teach us about our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467707930
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Series: Do You Dig Earth Science? Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,231,152
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Sally M. Walker has been a children’s book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers’ bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader’s attention with a true story.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is a Rock? 4

Chapter 2 Igneous Rocks 8

Chapter 3 Sedimentary Rocks 16

Chapter 4 Metamorphic Rocks 28

Chapter 5 The Rock Cycle 34

Glossary 38

Learn More about Rocks 39

Index 40

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