WOW! Rock Hounds!

Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by in World of Wonder, WOW! Blog

When I was a child I was a Rock Hound, I had a rock collection. Now, I mostly just picked up the rocks I found around my house but I was fortunate to live near a feldspar mine and actually got some nice specimens from there and, in fact, I still have some of them including the mica in the picture above. I learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks from some books that I had and maybe even a bit at school. And I earned my Rocks and Minerals proficiency badge as a Girl Scout. In college I took a course in Geology as one of my science requirements. But that’s pretty much where my education in the world of rocks and minerals ended as I went off into the world of social sciences. Then, I had children of my own and they were Rock Hounds, too. Parents, are you a Rock Hound or do you have Rock Hounds living at your house? Be sure to bring them to the Farmer’s Market this Saturday to meet Dr. Brad Johnson. Bring your rocks if you like and come prepared for fun. And check out the links below for lots more fun.

 

http://www.rocksforkids.com/

http://www.rockhoundkids.com/

http://geology.com/rocks/

http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/geology/min_mica.html

 

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