Rocks and Minerals!
With 25 Science Projects for Kids
Cynthia Light Brown Tom Casteel
Nomad Press Llc
Discover what lies beneath our feet in this full-color book for kids ages 7 to 10, chock-full of hands-on STEM activities and real-world connections that engage learners with earth science!
Everyone knows what a rock is, but do you know what a rock is made of? And how it was made? And what it’s good for?
Rocks and Minerals! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites kids ages 7 to 10 on a tour of the fascinating world of the geological forces that create and transform rocks, including the life cycle of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and what they can tell us about the earth. Rocks and Minerals! also explores fossils, and how they come to exist and are discovered.
• Hands-on STEM activities such as creating crystals, sculpting edible models of the planet, and making stalactite and bake volcanic meringue cookies bring learning to life and require minimal adult supervision while using common household products.
• Entertaining cartoon illustrations and photographs, along with fascinating sidebars, essential questions, links to online resources, and more illuminate the topic and bring it to life.
• Includes short biographies of famous geologists and paleontologists, including Alfred Wegner, Mary Leakey, Georges Cuvier and Mary Horner Lyell.
About the Explore Earth Science set and Nomad Press
Rocks and Minerals! With 25 Science Projects for Kids is part of a set of four Explore Earth Science books that explore the earth, the atmosphere, and everything in between. The other titles in this series are Weather and Climate! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, Natural Disasters! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, and The Water Cycle! With 25 Science Projects for Kids.
Nomad Press books in the Explore Your World series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad’s unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.
All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.
Cynthia Light Brown has published several books with Nomad Press, as well as stories with Ladybug and Highlights for Children. In March 2018, she was named the Author of the Month by Highlights for her story “From Two Different Universes.” She holds an M.S. in Earth and planetary science from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. in geology from Williams College, and is a founder of an environmental consulting firm, Clover Leaf. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist that graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He has illustrated more than two dozen books for Nomad Press. He lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, son, two smelly dogs and one old cat.