Discover Nature in the Rocks: Things to Know and Things to Do


Discover Nature in the Rocks: Things to Know and Things to Do

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Combines dozens of simple, non-intrusive activities with detailed illustrations and informative text to provide a friendly introduction to hands-on study of rocks and the earth. Perfect for adults and children.
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    Table  of Contents

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    Experiment 1: Making a Mineral
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    Experiment 3: Making Sedimentary Rock
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