Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that make up much of what we use in our daily lives, from household items and medicines to food and computers. Readers will learn how minerals form, how scientists identify and classify them, where they can be found, and how they are mined from the earth. Full of fascinating facts, content-specific vocabulary, and instructive images, this resource is a valuable look into how substances from the earth shape the world we live in.
Series: Junior Geologist: Discovering Rocks, Minerals, and Gems
Interest Level: Grades 2-4
Guided Reading Level: H
Lexile Level: 720
ISBN: 9781680482447 (Print) 9781508100096 (E-book)