The Entire Line of Rock Detective Kits are Now Available!

We are thrilled to announced that our entire line of Rock Detective kits are now available.  For the next few days on our blog we will feature each of the new kits to give you a little information about each one.  To check them all out click here. First up, is our Crystal Experiment Kit.  […]

Our new articles on ehow.com – Read Us, Rate Us Please

We are so excited to announce that we have started a new series of articles on ehow.com. Our articles are about geology for children, of course. Please take a minute to read and rate our articles. We hope that our elementary readers, parents, homeschool families, teachers and science-lovers will enjoy our articles.

Today’s Ask-a-Geologist Question: Banded Textures

Question: What term for metamorphic rock with banded texture?

Join us on a Mineral Mission!

The first kit in our new Rock Detectives line is now available. Take your children on a Mineral Mission with this fantastic kit. Your Mineral Mission kit comes complete with six cool mineral samples, a hand magnifier and a CD with over 25 pages of mineral information, sample identification activities, puzzles, coloring pages, and experiments.

Earthquakes are an Interesting Geological Phenomenon

Earthquakes usually occur when the Earth’s crust moves along a fault, a break in the Earth’s crust, causing the location of the land to shift. There are basically three types of faults: normal, reverse and tear. Normal faults occur where the rocks pull apart and the rocks on the upper side of the fault slide downward. Reverse faults occur where the rocks are pushed together and the rocks on the upper side of the fault slide upwards. Tear faults move sideways instead of up and down, just as if the rocks were being torn apart.

The most popular question at Mini Me Geology

By far the most common question we get here at Mini Me Geology is “What kit is best for a child who is just getting interested in rocks and minerals?”   I always tell people that if kids are new to geology, rocks and minerals our basic mineral kit is a fantastic place to begin.  Our […]