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.

Number of Titles:  6

Interest Level: Grades 2-4

Guided Reading Level: H-J

Lexile Level: 720-780

ISBN: 9781625134196 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2016

Providing students with accurate and reliable information that will enable them to understand rocks and minerals is the focus of this series. This series will make an excellent addition to a school library. Additional Resources. Glossary. Index. Recommended – School Library Connection

*E-book price, single use is for online use only for one user (North America only).

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