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Web Resources

GeoMysteries With Rex the Dino Detective - Help Rex solve these mysteries about rocks, fossils and minerals as you learn all about them!

BrainPop Rock Cycle - Tim and Moby explain how one type of rock can actually become another! You’ll explore the three types of rock — igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary — and learn examples of each kind.

BrainPop Types of Rocks - Learn about the three main types of rocks — igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. See how pressure and heat can change the shape of mineral grains, changing one type of rock into another entirely.

BrainPop Mineral Identification - Learn how to use the physical properties of minerals to tell them apart.

BrainPop Crystals - Discover the world of crystals and how they are formed.

BrainPop Soil - Tim and Moby will teach you about the difference between weathering and erosion; how dead plants help other plants grow; and how roots can actually break up rock. Discover what goes into a soil profile and learn how to name soil’s three main layers.

This Planet Really Rocks! - This fantastic website is dedicated to all the "junior rockhounds" and "want-to-be rockhounds" so get ready to learn all about rocks and mineral.

Interactives Rock Cycle - Discover rock secrets through these interactive activities. Do the Test Your Skills at the end to see how much you learned.

BBC Rock Cycle - Take a look at the three types of rock: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic andhow they are formed, the weathering of rocks and the way one form of rock turns into another in the rock cycle.

The Learning Zone: Rocks - Join Rocky on his amazing journey around the rock cycle. Then test your knowledge of the rock cycle with these activities.

The Learning Zone: Minerals - Find out what minerals are, how to identify them, and how we use them everyday.

Rock Hounds with Rocky - Check out these great activities to explore and learn more about the world of rocks.

Mineralogy 4Kids - Here's a great place to learn about rocks and minerals.

Mineral Information Institute - Learn about common minerals and their uses and how we use minerals in our everyday lives.

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom - This site contains a huge database of many different minerals and gemstones you can search through.

Amethyst Galleries' Minerals Galleries - This huge database of minerals and rocks has a wealth of information.



National Geographic Volcanoes - Read about, look at photos, and watch videos of these awesome natural disasters.