We had such a great time studying rocks. Here's what worked for us!
Books: Indescribable (quite a few rock devotions, especially when we added in space-themed rocks too!) // Let's Rock: Science Adventures with Rudie the Origami Dinosa // A Rock is Lively (favorite by far) // 20 Fun Facts about Rocks and Gem // Geology Lab for Kids // The Street Beneath my Feet
Exploring rocks outside and then trying to identify them with the books! We don't have any igneous rocks out here so my father-in-law in Arizona picked a few up on a hike and mailed them to us. (Name something more homeschooly than asking your in-laws to mail you a rock native to their area 😂)
National Geographic geodes kit... This was definitely a hit. It's for ages 8+ but I actually couldn't get the geodes to break open so after I tried for about 30 minutes we put it away until Dad was home. It took him a good 15 minutes too but it was still an enjoyable activity!
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