Geology

Printed Unit + Rocks and Minerals Kit + PDF Download

$44.98
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Includes:

The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit

This kit is incorporated into the course and lessons throughout. Using the testing tools, six minerals, and three rocks included in the kit, lessons will prompt children to observe and test different materials, providing hands-on experiences with geology. Items in the kit include 9 rock or mineral specimens (talc, gypsum, chalcopyrite, fluorite, quartz, aquamarine, igneous: granite, sedimentary: limestone, metamorphic: slate), 1 streak plate, 1 copper nail, and 1 steel nail.

Physical unit 

  • 151 high-quality, full-color pages
  • Printed single-sided on 80-lb coated paper
  • Science units are not spiral-bound because so many pages need to be cut, removed, or copied

Complete PDF download

  • Digital copy of full unit for optional printing of consumable pages or copies for multiple children in the same household

Please note: free PDF only available with physical purchase. If you choose to return an unwanted unit or cancel an order, you will be charged the full amount for the PDF file; only the physical portion is refundable.

Rocks and Minerals Kit

$13.99
Details

The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit is incorporated into the course and lessons throughout. Using the testing tools, six minerals, and three rocks included in the kit, lessons will prompt children to observe and test different materials, providing hands-on experiences with geology.

Includes:

  • Custom box to organize all items
  • 9 rock or mineral specimens (talc, gypsum, chalcopyrite, fluorite, quartz, aquamarine, igneous: granite, sedimentary: limestone, metamorphic: slate)
  • 1 streak plate
  • 1 copper nail
  • 1 steel nail

Print at Home PDF (Integrated Rocks and Minerals Kit Not Included)

$24.00
Details

NOT INCLUDED: Integrated Rock and Mineral Kit which is incorporated into lessons and necessary to complete the course. Items in the kit include 9 rock or mineral specimens (talc, gypsum, chalcopyrite, fluorite, quartz, aquamarine, igneous: granite, sedimentary: limestone, metamorphic: slate), 1 streak plate, 1 copper nail, and 1 steel nail.

You will receive a link to download the complete 151-page PDF science unit for self-printing. All PDF materials are for use within your family or school group and cannot be shared or distributed to others.

Friendly Reminder: Downloads are always final sales and cannot be refunded if you later choose to purchase the printed unit.

Printed Unit + PDF Download (Integrated Rocks and Minerals Kit Not Included)

$30.99
Details

NOT INCLUDED: Integrated The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit which is used throughout the course. Items in the kit include 9 rock or mineral specimens (talc, gypsum, chalcopyrite, fluorite, quartz, aquamarine, igneous: granite, sedimentary: limestone, metamorphic: slate), 1 streak plate, 1 copper nail, and 1 steel nail.

Includes:

Physical unit 

  • 151 high-quality, full-color pages
  • Printed single-sided on 80-lb coated paper
  • Science units are not spiral-bound because so many pages need to be cut, removed, or copied

Complete PDF download

  • Digital copy of full unit for optional printing of consumable pages or copies for multiple children in the same household

Please note: free PDF only available with physical purchase. If you choose to return an unwanted unit or cancel an order, you will be charged the full amount for the PDF file; only the physical portion is refundable.

Additional Options:

Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack

$19.98
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View Sample

Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Geology study.

The unique, interactive The Good and the Beautiful Rock and Mineral Study book helps look at the world of rocks and minerals with new eyes through this fascinating book, packed with stunning photographs and images. Children will learn fun facts, as well as the uses and history of the forty rocks and minerals highlighted, while they discover the secret to classifying and describing each one. (43 pages, hard-cover)

The world mostly concealed from our sight is one of mystery, beauty, and wonder. Come and discover the incredible underground rivers and lakes, lava tubes, rocks, and rare gems that lay within the crust of the earth in The World Beneath My Feet. (32 pages, full color)


These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Caves—The Underground Wilderness Geology Grades 7–8 Extension

$8.99
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Picture Book for All Ages

Stepping into a cave is like entering an unfamiliar world. These majestic underground spaces are full of breathtaking sights, from columns of glowing ice and fantastic rock formations to vast networks of underwater caverns. In this book, you’ll learn about different types of caves and the strange and beautiful creatures that live inside them as well as how to safely and responsibly explore the subterranean world. Featuring the stunning photography of Adam Haydock and Brandon Kowallis, Caves: The Underground Wilderness will inspire a new generation to love and respect nature’s buried treasures.

74 pages, full color, written by Anthony Klemm

This book is suggested to accompany our Geology science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8.

Details:

Explore explosive volcanoes, fascinating rocks, amazing landforms, and more in our brand-new Geology science unit! This one-of-a-kind 132-page unit is filled with breathtaking free videos, interactive lessons, and Grades 7–8 Extensions. The optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack (view sample) expands learning as children uncover the mystery and wonder of our world in two original publications: The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Study and The World Beneath My Feet. Caves: The Underground Wilderness is the recommended extension book for children grades 7–8 and explores the mystical intricacies of cave systems throughout the world.

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Geology & Earth’s Composition
Lesson 2 – Plate Tectonics
Lesson 3 – Volcanoes—Magma and Lava
Lesson 4 – Volcanoes—Types & Eruptions
Lesson 5 – Earthquakes
Lesson 6 – Minerals
Lesson 7 – Crystals, Gems, and Geodes
Lesson 8 – Rock Characteristics
Lesson 9 – Igneous Rock
Lesson 10 – Sedimentary Rock
Lesson 11 – Metamorphic Rock
Lesson 12 – The Rock Cycle
Lesson 13 – Earth’s Processes
Lesson 14 – Soil
Lesson 15 – Mountains & Other Landforms

Purchase Individual Items

Rocks and Minerals Kit

$13.99
Details

The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit is incorporated into the course and lessons throughout. Using the testing tools, six minerals, and three rocks included in the kit, lessons will prompt children to observe and test different materials, providing hands-on experiences with geology.

Includes:

  • Custom box to organize all items
  • 9 rock or mineral specimens (talc, gypsum, chalcopyrite, fluorite, quartz, aquamarine, igneous: granite, sedimentary: limestone, metamorphic: slate)
  • 1 streak plate
  • 1 copper nail
  • 1 steel nail

Printed Unit + PDF Download (Integrated Rocks and Minerals Kit Not Included)

$30.99
Details

NOT INCLUDED: Integrated The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit which is used throughout the course. Items in the kit include 9 rock or mineral specimens (talc, gypsum, chalcopyrite, fluorite, quartz, aquamarine, igneous: granite, sedimentary: limestone, metamorphic: slate), 1 streak plate, 1 copper nail, and 1 steel nail.

Includes:

Physical unit 

  • 151 high-quality, full-color pages
  • Printed single-sided on 80-lb coated paper
  • Science units are not spiral-bound because so many pages need to be cut, removed, or copied

Complete PDF download

  • Digital copy of full unit for optional printing of consumable pages or copies for multiple children in the same household

Please note: free PDF only available with physical purchase. If you choose to return an unwanted unit or cancel an order, you will be charged the full amount for the PDF file; only the physical portion is refundable.

Optional Suggested Reading

Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack

Details:

Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Geology study. Purchase above.

Includes:

  • The Good and the Beautiful Rock and Mineral Study book by Molly Sanchez
  • The World Beneath My Feet by Ileana Board

Caves—The Underground Wilderness Geology Grades 7–8 Extension

Details:

We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. Caves: The Underground Wilderness takes readers on a unique journey through majestic underground spaces full of breathtaking sights, from columns of glowing ice and fantastic rock formations to vast networks of underwater caverns. Purchase above.

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