February 16, 2013

Rocks and Minerals Unit Study

Another science unit!!! I love putting these units together! It's so much fun! And I really love putting them on here ahead of when I need them. When we are ready to study the unit I have everything I need right here a click away! ;)


DK Eyewitness Rocks & Minerals 

DK Eyewitness Crystal & Gem

Rocks and Mining

Magic School Bus Inside the Earth

Magic School Bus Rocky Road Trip

Janice VanCleave's Earth Science for Every Kid

Everything Rocks and Minerals

Geology Rocks! 50 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Earth

Kindle Books

DK Pocket Genius Rocks and Minerals

National Geographic Kids Rocks and Minerals Level 2 Reader

Rocks and Minerals Unit Study  (Was free, keep checking back.)


Explore Rocks and Minerals 25 Great Projects, Activities and Experiments 

Rocks and Minerals book cover

DK Eye Wonder Rocks and Minerals - read for free on We Give Books

The First Book of Stones - Download for free from Home School Commons


Kids Discover - Rocks


Magic School Bus Rocky Field Trip Lapbook - Yee Shall Know

Rocks and Minerals Cards - Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs

Rocks and Minerals - School Express - worksheets

Rocks and Minerals Notebooking Pages - The Notebooking Fairy

Rocks and Minerals Lapbook - My Homeschool Treasure Trove - free but you need to sign up for the Yahoo! Group

Rocks and Minerals - History Scribe - Currclick - 96 cents

Rocks and Minerals Copywork - Happy Scribe - Currclick - 96 cents

Rodney Rockhound's Rocks and Minerals Lapbook - Hands of a Child - $5

Rocks & Minerals Lapbook - Hands of a Child - $7

Rocks and Minerals Unit Study - Simple Days - Currclick - $1.99

Online Resources and Activities

Types of Rocks - neoK12

Making Rock Candy - Homeschool Discoveries

The Magic School Bus Rock Shard Puzzle

Magic School Bus Inside the Earth Study - Squidoo

Crayon Rocks - Momma Owl's Lab

Different Types of Rocks - Squidoo

Getting to Know Geology Unit Study - Squidoo

Geology Rocks - Unit Study - Squidoo

Rocks and Minerals Videos - YouTube

Rocks for Kids

Kids Love Rocks

Brainpop Jr Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals Activities, Crafts and Printables - The Crafty Classroom

Thinkquest - Rocks and Minerals

Montessori Rocks and Minerals Lesson Plan Ideas - Montessori 21st Century

Rocks and Minerals Lesson Plans and Worksheets - Mr Collinson's Science

The Rock Cycle - Beakers and Bumblebees

Kits -

Young Scientist Series - Kits 7, 8 & 9 

Rock and Crystal Excavation Kit

National Geographic Earth Science Crystals, Rocks, and Minerals


  1. Lots of fun learning here.. You amaze me girl...How do you do all this.. Hope your
    enjoying your visit with your son.. Have fun.

  2. Thank you, Judy!!! :)
    He will be here bright and early in the morning!! YAY!! I can't wait to squeeze him! ;)

  3. I loved learning about rocks and minerals as a kid-I want to come to your house!

  4. Looks like a fun unit study! Thanks for linking to Homeschool Commons!

  5. Thanks!!!!
    You have GREAT activities! Thank you for sharing them! :)

  6. Wow I know where I'll be coming when we study rocks!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Awesome List! I just pinned it! :)

  8. Looks like a great list of resources!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  9. I agree I like to have it all listed together in one place too, I tend to do a post on the subject whenever I'm about to start it with a sampling of the resources I've found.

  10. Yep! Then you can just go back to it and click the links when you need to!
    I tend to do mine a few weeks in advance.

  11. This is why I love Pinterest, getting all my links at one time. You have some great things here, I'll be checking them out!

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