Rocks-Pathfinder

Rocks-Pathfinder

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There is a lot of information available about rocks and minerals and this pathfinder points towards some of the best. It will help you find websites, books, videos, databases and other resources. If you need more help, be sure to ask at your local library.

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Websites

  • Earth, Our World in Motion

    http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/earth

    A fun, educational and interactive site that has great information about rocks.

  • Mineralogy Database

    http://webmineral.com/

    Search a mineral alphabetically, by crystal system, chemical element, Dana or Strunz classification, physical or chemical properties. Includes search engine, image database, and related links.

  • The Rock Cycle

    http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html

    Watch metamorphic rock change into igneous or sedimentary rock.

  • Rocks and Soil

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml

    Be an online scientist and learn about rocks by testing them.

  • Rock Cycles

    http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/506/deploy/interface.swf

    Information about rock cycles are demonstrated a the information is read outloud.

  • CDN Rocks for Kids

    http://www.rocksforkids.com/

    A site for kids that love to collect rocks. If you already collect rocks you can find out where you can get more and identify the ones you have.

  • CDN Face of the Earth

    http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/face.htm

    Students explain how physical processes have shaped and affected landforms; the rock cycle, erosion and weathering.

  • Rocks and Minerals

    http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/rocks_and_minerals.html

    Can you recognize rocks and minerals around your home?

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Audio, Video, and Interactive

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Find More at the Library

  • To locate more books, use the suggested call numbers, keywords, and phrases to search the library catalogue.
  • Call numbers to browse
    • 548 Crystals
    • 549 Minerals
    • 552.1 Igneous rocks
    • 552.2 Volcanic rocks
    • 552.3 Plutonic rocks
    • 552.4 Metamorphic rocks
    • 552.5 Sedimentary rocks
    • 560 Palaeontology
  • Suggested subject headings for catalogue
    • Fossils
    • Geology
    • Minerals
    • Minerals (identification)
    • Mines and mineral resources
    • Precious stones
    • Rocks
    • Rocks (identification)

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