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Rock and Mineral ID

Field Guide For All Ages

The Rock and Mineral ID is filled with information and charts on rocks and minerals. The book is meant to be taken on field trips by people when they go rock hounding. 

The charts in the book are based on characteristics taught in the textbooks: Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks and Minerals. The charts use basic characteristics to identify rocks and minerals. The DVD contains video lessons on how to use the textbook when identifying rocks.

Chapters in the book:

  • Igneous, Sedimentary or Metamorphic?
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Sedimentary Rocks
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • Mineral Identification
field guide page sample rock and mineral id table of contents


More Level 1 Textbook Links

L1 Igneous Rocks (volcano rocks) covers teaches identification of igneous rocks. Lessons include Where Igneous Rocks Form, Tephra and Lava Rocks.

L1 Sedimentary Rock formation introduces students to the rocks that cover 75% of the surface of the Earth. Lessons include clastic rocks, limestone and coal.

L1 Formation of metamorphic rocks include information about foliated rocks, schist, gneiss, marble and quartzite rocks.

L1 Identifying Minerals is much simpler when you know their properties, Learn about identifying minerals using their luster, streak, and cleavage. 

L1 The Rock Cycle Lessons include learning how to identify sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks and igneous rocks. 

L1 Volcano Facts textbook includes lessons on the formation of volcanoes and different types of eruptions.

L1 Earth Science for Kids textbook includes lessons on what is Earth Science includes lessons on the atmosphere and plate tectonics.

L1 Earthquake Lessons is a textbook that includes lessons on earthquake scales, faults and great Earthquakes that happened in the past.

L1 Rock and Mineral ID Use this field guide when you go on a field trip collecting rocks. Easy to read and understand tables will help you determine the identity of rocks and minerals you collect.

L1 Basic Earth Science connects you to links about igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, minerals, volcanoes and earthquakes.

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Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Earth Science
Rock Cycle
Rock ID Field Guide

Rock & Mineral Identification
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