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Rocks and minerals gr.4: Rocks & Minerals
Rocks and minerals Research Guide for grade 4.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is....a rock? A mineral? A gem? After you learn the difference, click on the hyperlinks to learn more.
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Everything you need to know about collecting rocks.
This site explains how to start a collection of rocks, stamps or coins.
This site from The Franklin Institute gives tips on rock collecting safety and also has animations showing how rocks are made. It also has a quiz and puzzles.
Many artists create sculptures from stone. One of the greatest artists was Michelangelo, who created works of art from marble. Some of his most famous works include the statues of David, Moses and the Pieta. Sr. Wendy discusses the Pieta. The Pieta shows Mary holding the body of Jesus after he was taken down from the cross.
This photo gallery has pictures of minerals and gems.
Use this website to identify the rocks you find in your neighborhood.