I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I did! I spent the whole day with my family. We planted some rose bushes and few other plants we picked up, went to the park and then relaxed the rest of the day.
Today I have a GREAT educational product. It is...Everyday Uses Rock and Card Set from Educational Insights! This comes with 12 rocks and minerals samples, 12 9" x 6" double sided information cards, a storage tray with 12 labels, full color identification chart and a teacher's guide with activities and reproducible worksheet. It is designed for ages 8+ or grade 3+. This would be a really good summer project for parents and children to work on together. I still remember going through a fascination with rocks. My children did too! As we travel they have found different rocks from different locations and lugged them along with us.
The double sided information cards are loaded with interesting facts about each specimen. The cards tell you where the rock or mineral can be found, what it is used for and some of the cards have a little experiment to try. Like, did you know tin cans come from Bauxite? Or that Halite is also called rock salt, and that our table salt is a form of rock salt? What about the talcum powder used on babies is made from Talc, a mineral?
With this Everyday Uses Rock and Card Set, you just might start your children on a rock and mineral collection, or encourage a budding young scientist. You can purchase this set from Educational Insights for $29.99 or you could try to win one here first.
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