Monday, September 8, 2014

Nonfiction Monday

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For Nonfiction Monday  --  "A Project Guide To Rocks And Minerals" by Claire O'Neal  


O'Neal's book, from the Earth Science Projects for Kids series, acquaints readers with the basics of geology through the use of hands-on activities.  A Story Told in Sedimentary Rock uses multiple colors of layered gelatin and particles of marshmallows, bananas, graham crackers and other additives to simulate the deposition of limestone on the ocean floor. Recreating the Rock Cycle utilizes bits of crayon to mimic the results of heat and pressure in the formation of metamorphic and igneous rocks.


Other entries include: Make Your Own Geode. Deposition Message in a bottle, and Instant Weathering.  A section titled Further Reading: provides additional resources subdivided into Books, Works Consulted, and On The Internet. Information about Science Supply Companies is provided as is a Glossary and Index. Many of the activities require adult supervision and help as they require the use of a heat (oven, boiling water, etc.)


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