#102 - Julie the Rockhound by Gail Langer Karwoski

Summary: When Julie finds a shiny quartz crystal, her dad shows her how to dig for minerals--like a "rockhound." Combining clever wordplay with earth science, young readers learn about Earth's most abundant mineral "treasure."

Suggested Activity: Geology Expedition

Head outside and collect rocks! Back in the classroom, have children sort the rocks by color, shape, size, markings, etc.  Are they hard or soft? Scrape the rocks with nails to see!
Curriculum Area: Logical Thinking (classifies objects, compares/measures)

Appropriate Age Group
: 5 and up