What rock is this?
Tour the rock cycle and test your knowledge. There is also a link to minerals at the top of the page.
This site includes a geologic timeline and a chart of rock classifications.
Click on the buttons to learn about minerals and click on the wheel to learn about the rock cycle. Mouse over the rock buttons and watch what happens.
Facts on rocks and minerals.
Have you ever seen the quarries in Montgomery Township on Rt. 309 and on Upper State Rd.? You can't go in those quarries but you can enter a virtual quarry by clicking the image above.
Take a look at these animations and slide shows from Scholastic's Study Jams. Use the links below.
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.
....I want to be a mineralogist.
There are rocks....and then there are rock formations. Mother Nature puts on a show!
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