Dig Into Geology
In this area you can learn how to use a hand lens and a streak plate. You can also find out how to use household items to determine the hardness of a mineral. If you have any of our Mini Me Geology rock and mineral kits you might like to print a free identification flow chart to help you find the names of your samples. Have a question? Submit your question to our geologist in the Ask-a-Geologist section and she may reply to you on video!
Do you have questions about geology, rocks and minerals and you can’t find the answers? Then ask a geologist! We have an extensive list of questions so far so browse through and see if your question is already answered. If you don't see what you're looking for, click here to ask your own question.
How to Use a Hand Lens, Streak Plate & the Mohs Scale
Learn how to study rocks and minerals using a hand magnifier lens, white and black streak plates and the Mohs Hardness Scale for minerals.
Print Free Rock & Mineral Identification Flow Charts
Identification flow charts are fun way to kids to learn to identify samples. These printable charts include common rocks and minerals and will help you identify the samples in your Mini Me Geology kits.
Rock, Mineral & Geology Crossword & Word Find Puzzles
Grab free rock, mineral and geology crossword puzzles and word find games to use at home and school!