Junior Geologist: Discovering Rocks, Minerals, and Gems Series

The ground beneath our feet is not just made up of one kind of rock; rather, there are sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, and metamorphic rocks, none of which are to be confused with minerals, gems, or soils. This series provides a fascinating look at all of these facets of geology. In addition to the properties and classifications of each substance, readers will discover how they affect everyday life, from their usage in common household items to their impact on climate and topography.  Supports Common Core Standards by integrating scientific knowledge and ideas and evaluating evidence, vocabulary boxes reinforce more difficult words and “Compare and Contrast” and “Think About It” boxes encourage the reader to investigate the topic further.