Why Science Education is Important for Kids

Science education sometimes takes a back seat these days with the push of reading and math being so strong. But, science is a part of our daily life. Everything we do and deal with in life is science from cooking, playing ball, growing a garden and understanding how technologies work to watching a rain storm. Understanding science helps kids appreciate and relate to the world around them.

Use these cool new tools to discover the name of your mineral!

As someone who loves rocks and minerals, finding a new sample is super exciting. Geologists use some very basic tools to help them determine the name of a rock or a mineral. Identifying a sample starts with discovering the names of the mineral or minerals, in the case of rocks. Mini Me Geology’s new Rock and Mineral Testing Kit has everything you need to get started with identifying your samples.

Rock Chips are Bad for Students

I’m a firm believer in hands-on learning. When it comes to teaching geology, I think that students need to have samples of rocks and minerals to feel, observe and test.

Salt: A Unique Mineral and Great Teaching Tool

Salt is a common mineral found worldwide called halite. Many people also call the mineral rock salt. The mineral is very soft in relation to other minerals and can form nice crystal shapes. The crystals can forms individually in crystalline masses. Rock salt forms as a common sedimentary deposit in areas of enclosed salt water. Salt is a versatile teaching tool because it has definite physical properties that are easy to recognize and you can perform in class and at home experiments as a demonstration.

Deluxe Rock and Mineral Kits

Our original kits are still a best seller. These deluxe My Rockin’ Collection rock and mineral kits are available in minerals, igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks and sedimentary rocks.

Rock Detectives Kits are Weekend Fun for Elementary Kids

The Rock Detectives are the perfect mineral and rock kits for elementary age geologists. Each kit contains 6 or 7 rocks or minerals or rocks, a hand magnifier, and a printable mini-CD with 30 pages of geological information, rock and mineral identification activities, puzzles, experiments, projects, coloring pages, creative writing exercises and fun!

Our Rock Cycle Kit is Fun and Educational

The Rock Cycle Kit™ is our newest kit. It has has 20 samples of rocks and minerals including five minerals, five igneous rocks, five metamorphic rocks and five sedimentary rocks. The kit also includes a CD PDF eBook with over 30 pages of information and activities about minerals, rocks and how the rock cycle affects our Earth.

Rock & Mineral Identification Charts

You can have fun learning about rocks and minerals with this colorful set of rock and mineral identification flyers.

11 Tips to Encourage Your Kids to Learn About and Love Science

Teach children at a young age how wonderful and fascinating science can be and you will have a child who is a life-long learner.

What does a geologist need to know?

What does a geologist need to know? The answer to this question is based on the type of work that the geologist is involved with. You may be surprised to learn of all of the different types of jobs that a geologist can have.