Geology Lab for Kids: 52 Projects to Explore Rocks, Gems, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, and Other Wonders of the Earth's Surface
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Dig in and learn about the world where we live with Geology Lab for Kids. Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the earth's surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide teaches the wonders of geology, like the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the earth's crust, and the eruption of geysers and volcanoes. Learn about: - How crystals form - How insects are trapped and preserved in amber - How water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons - How a volcano forms and erupts - How a geyser uses heat beneath the earth's surface Geology is a science that teaches us about the world we live in, and Geology Lab for Kids teaches us that even simple activities can show the larger world at work.
Garret Romaine has been an avid rockhound, fossil hunter, and gold prospector for 35 years. He is a long-time journalist, columnist, and technical writer, and teaches technical writing at Portland State University. He is a Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication. He holds a degree in geology from the University of Oregon and a degree in geography from the University of Washington. Since 1997 he has written a regular magazine column for the Gold Prospectors Association of America entitled "Mining the Internet." He is the author of many books on geology and the outdoors, including The Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook. He is also a columnist for Gold Prospectors magazine. He lives in Portland, Oregon.