Rock and Stroll
Step 1. Questions
Rocks are always changing. Most change slowly over many years. The Earth moves and pushes them. The wind blows and wears them down. Water and ice crack them.
Write a letter to a friend about rocks that you saw while taking a walk. Here are some questions to help you:
What kinds of things happen to rocks?
How can you tell why a rock looks the way it does?
How would you describe a rock that you saw?
Are you ready? Visit the Web sites in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above. Write down what you learn in the boxes.
With teacher supervision, you may search other Web sites. You also can learn about rocks from books at the library. When you are ready, go on to Steps 3 and 4.
Step 2. Research
Find answers for the questions in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes on this page.
to learn how to save the address of a Web page so that you can find it again.
This Web site has amazing pictures of weathered rocks. Look at the different shapes. How do you think the rocks got that way?
Rocks & Minerals
Rocksforkids.com has lots of information about rocks and minerals. To see pictures of many different kinds of rocks, click on each name. You will be able to see real photographs of the rock along with some facts about it.