You probably can’t imagine just how interesting rocks really are until you dive in to a nature-based science study like Hard as a Rock.
Through an wide array of nature walk suggestions, you will have the opportunity to:
Learn about how rocks were formed from a creationist viewpoint.
Discover the amazing rock cycle.
See how many of the vast rock types you can find.
Test rock characteristics.
Discover signs of weathering.
…and much more!
And that only covers the first section!
Another entire topic awaits you in Hard as a Rock that sends you on a journey to explore life under rocks. Through many observations and experiments, you’ll discover an entire little world full of creatures who prefer to stay hidden. Snails, slugs, ants, earthworms and pillbugs name just a few of the amazing creatures you’ll learn about.
Make edible and non-edible rock models.
Create 3-D landforms.
Complete a displacement experiment.
Make a rock habitat
…and oodles more.
You’ll be inspired to learn about early rockhounds, find out what an isopod is, learn how a mineral is different from a rock, and discover interesting rock landmarks throughout history. The variety of learning activities centered around the study of rocks in this curriculum guide could keep you busy for weeks!
Sixteen notebooking pages compliment several of the activity suggestions, too!
After completing this study, the topic of rocks will no longer seem dull. In fact, you may find yourself or your children with a new passion for rock collecting!
Note: You’ll be hard pressed to go to the library and find God’s truth about rocks. Most scientists and books want you to believe rocks are millions of years old and have taken almost as long to form. This guide helps you understand in simple terms the various rock types and their young-earth origin, so you can easily explain this to your children.
This NaturExplorers guide can fit nicely with any geology or general earth science study. It can also work well with a study of soil, erosion, or even insects and spiders.
63 pages, digital curriculum