Every Kid Needs a Rock Kit

I believe that every kid needs a rock kit. Why? For so many reasons. This article gives you a few reasons why science education and having fun with science is important for every child.

Home School Families Benefit by Being Rock Detectives

Teaching geology in a home school setting can be challenging for several reasons. Many home school curricula are faith-based and do not discuss geology at all because of the geological time scale. Others alter some of the facts about the science to fit their beliefs. I am often asked the question, “can home school teaching include lessons in geology without having to discuss the timeline or the origin on the Earth.” The answer is a resounding YES.

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.

Learn about Rocks made from Volcanoes!

Discover some of the Earth’s most magnificent rocks in this Igneous rock collection. Fifteen amazing samples will give you a sneak peek into both intrusive and extrusive rocks. Each rock comes with an identification card which includes a photo and fun rock facts. Try to identify each rock using the hand magnifier and information cards. If you need a hint, the name of each rock is beneath the foam padding.

Let’s Learn about Crystal Geometry

Teach your children about Crystal Geometry with this cool kit. Your Crystal Geometry kit comes complete with six cool mineral samples: muscovite, fluorite, calcite, citrine, pyrite and agate geode. Also included in the kit is a hand magnifier and a CD with 30 pages of mineral information, sample identification activities, puzzles, coloring pages, and experiments.  […]

We’re about to solve a Metamorphic Mystery!

Children will love to solve this Metamorphic Mystery from Mini Me Geology.   Your Metamorphic Mystery kit comes complete with six neat rock samples:  red slate, tourmaline schist, pink quartzite, white marble, granitoid gneiss and amphibolite.  Also included in the kit is a hand magnifier and a CD with 30 pages of mineral information, sample […]

5 Tips for Summer Science Learning and Fun!

Summer is upon us and school is almost out. But the fun of science education does not have to end. Read our five tips for helping your children learn about science during the summer months too!

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.

Why do sandstone rocks sometimes have holes in them?

Why do sandstone rocks sometimes have holes in them?

Why is science education important for kids?

Science education sometimes takes a back seat 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 […]