|Beginning Education for Future RockPups / Junior Rockhounds
Exploring Rocks and Minerals. This is a DVD that was made in 2003 and again in 2009 called Way Cool Science:
Rockfinders. It is available online in multiple places.
Way Cool Science - Rockfinders (092388091190) - DVD NEW
Runtime: 27 minutes
Host Max Orbit heads this children's activity program that focuses on the importance of rock formation. Using graphics,
animation, and exciting footage, the kids learn all about fossils, minerals, erosion, the properties of various rocks, and
their importance to science. They are also given pointers on how to start their own rock collections.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehcshoYIIM4&index=2&list=PL4789453BB0E3C843 Song of the Rocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg_jKJFbA2A&index=3&list=PL4789453BB0E3C843 Geology Kitchen: The 3
Types of Rocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRaInMDNyE8&list=PL4789453BB0E3C843 Our World: The Rock Cycle
Correlates to State
Grades 3 through 8
Normally available at
Barnes and Noble
|Education for RockPups / Junior Rockhounds / Adult Rockhounds
http://www.rocksforkids.com/ Rocks for kids
Created in 1999 by Elfi Berndl, a teacher from grades 4 to 13 for over 25 years in Ontario, Canada. This public service
web site for kids is about Rocks and Minerals. It was created to provide a non-commercial place for kids and amateur
rockhounds to find out basic information on the web. Since its creation, it has become a favorite go-to site for people of
all ages and for educators in Canada, the US and Australia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyyJz6zeUsg Quick Mineral Identification
This is a visual introduction to some rocks and Minerals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MvXv66b5h4 Rock and Mineral Identification
A study guide made for the students of Fleming College in Lindsay Ontario Canada and anybody else who might find it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8NhPDjfNNE Differences between some minerals that are often confused.
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-games/rocks-game.php "Who am I?" Rock Game
This is an online mineral identification quiz game that lets children learn the properties and characteristics of different
Rocks. Adults have fun with this site also.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B48-CZH1OVw Types of Meteorites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhlbntm3-tE How to ID / Identify a Meteorite – Stone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns-fEHPSJK8 The Physics of Meteorites
This is a wonderful site with lots of links to many interesting learning sites. This wonderful link was introduced to us by a
wonderful woman named Denise Morgan from the United Kingdom! Thank You Denise!
|We are enthusiastic amateur Rockhounds. We have collected rocks and minerals from all over the world for the last
50 years or so and we enjoy exploring and finding new rocks and minerals. We are not geologists. Our earliest
teachings about rocks and minerals came from the old rockhounds and rock shop owners ... We got descriptions
like..."Not another one like it in the world!" "Got this one from an old miner from the Apache Mine...she's a beaut!" We
learned many of the mineral names (mostly mis-spelled) from these old timers. It took us years to find the correct
spellings for minerals such as African Tuckite (Shattuckite) and Lemonite (Limonite). Our journey has been a lifelong
quest for knowledge, mostly without the Internet. If we wanted to know something it was off to the library for
encyclopedias or rock and mineral books, or just keep asking people. So even at any age, we are all still learning.
We are developing our Learning links pages which will be an ongoing project including Educational Rock and Mineral
Websites and YouTube Videos, DVD's and Books that you can learn from.
We have heard people criticize certain websites or YouTube videos for not being absolutely technically correct. To
them we say sorry, we do not profess to know everything about everything. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the
information found in these sites. Learning is a progressive thing and we hope that you can take away at least a few
bits of information from these sites. We hope you will learn lots from them. Anyway, they are free to visit and learn
from. So take them or leave them as you see fit, but there is much information and knowledge in these links, so enjoy.
We will also be adding our list of Rock and Mineral Museums and our favorite Caves and Rock Finding locations.
Check Back Often!
2 years old
Hunting for Rocks in the
Death Valley Desert
|More Coming Soon!
http://Geology.com is another excellent learning source for all of our friends and fellow rockhounds. They have a
wealth of Geology and Earth Science News and Information available. They even have used a couple of SpiritRock
Shops photos on their website...click on the logo above to visit their website or you can see the articles that use a
couple of our photos by clicking the linls below...
Take some time and visit their site...Many of our customers have told us that no matter what level you are at...there is
something for everyone to learn about on this website. Happy knowledge quest!