Author(s): Steve Tomecek
"Rocks and Minerals" is packed with dazzling gems of information about sapphires, rubies, fossils, granite, quartz, sandstone, and more! In this hard-to-put down, fun and fascinating introduction to geology, kids will learn how rocks form, what kinds of rocks there are in the world, how to find different kinds of rocks, and how to identify them. The field anecdotes from geologists and earth scientists and explorers make the information relevant and immediate, and tips from the experts are sprinkled throughout, so at the end of the book, kids will consider themselves the rock experts!
Author Steve Tomecek is a geologist who teaches teachers how to teach science. He has a full schedule of school visits throughout the year, and in between attends conferences where he actively promotes all of his books. Steve is the author of four other books in the Jump Into Science series: DIRT, MOON, STARS, and SUN.