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Janice VanCleave's Rocks and Minerals
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What are fossils? How do stalactites and stalagmites form? Can rock melt?

Janice VanCleave's Rocks and Minerals includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about rocks and minerals, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects.

See how sedimentary rock is formed using two pillows, a yardstick, and some masking tape. Make models of rocks and minerals with gumdrops, toothpicks, and plastic bags. Learn what carbonate minerals are and how to identify them using a glass jar, some vinegar, and an egg. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.

Children ages 8-12

Also available in the Spectacular Science Projects series:

Janice VanCleave's Animals

Janice VanCleave's Earthquakes

Janice VanCleave's Electricity

Janice VanCleave's Gravity

Janice VanCleave's Machines

Janice VanCleave's Magnets

Janice VanCleave's Molecules

Janice VanCleave's Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses

Janice VanCleave's Volcanoes

Janice VanCleave's Weather

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Table of Contents

Building Blocks. Patterns. What's Inside? Snap! Scratch. Powdered. Heavy. Bubbler. Pointer. Dripstones. Sliced. Squeezed. Recycled Rock. Melt Down. Transformed. Splitters. Changed. Splat! Rock Record. Collection. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE, the author of the popular Science for Every Kid series, is a former science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide.

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