Free Or Low-Cost Rocks

Lots of fourth graders across the U.S. study about rocks and minerals. How do you help your kids grasp the subject with some enthusiasm? Contact your state geologist located in your state capital. They have informational sheets, brochures, videos, slides, and activities designed to bring rocks alive to kids. Some states even have field trips for teachers and kids to learn more about the rock and mineral sin their region. Many states, like Ohio, offer free rock samples to give kids that hands-on experience at rock and mineral identification and classification. If you have trouble locating your state geologist, the Association of American State Geologists has a website that will link you directly to your geologist. Visit them at {www.kgs.ukans.edu/AASG}.

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