Awesome Family Sites... Hand Picked for the Best!

A neat parents/ homeschool curriculum site with free curriculum to enrich your children's geology education.
Lots of good experiments for kids.
A neat home education site...

A Guide to Mineralogy for Kids by Larson Jewelers....

 

Some BRAND New Links!


NSTA | Freebies for Teachers
http://www.nsta.org/publications/freebies.aspx

Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers & Tools
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

The Science of Addiction: K-12 Integrated Prevention Curriculum
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/the-science-of-addiction-k-12-integrated-prevention-curriculum

Exploratorium | The Science of Cooking
http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/

The 10 Best STEM Resources
http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/stem-resources.html

Calculators for Kids: Important STEM Tools
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/calculators-for-kids.php

 

 

A Few Great Pinterest Collections of Geology for Kids!

pinterest.com/planetpals/earth-science-for-kids/

pinterest.com/bestappsforkids/science-kids-apps/

pinterest.com/pcdye/science-geology/

Awesome Worksheet Sites... Hand Picked for the Best!

Some really awesome worksheets and handouts concerning Earth Science.
Well worth the time to explore all the printables on this site collection.
This is the motherlode of printables and worksheets, lesson plans, experiments and so much more. A++
A very extensive collection of teacher resources, worksheets and so much more. Highly recommended! A+
There is a huge amount of decent links for kids on this page... lots of good stuff! Be sure to check this out.
Some good earth science and geology lesson plans and helpful guides for teachers on this website!

Some of the Best Earth Science Links for Kids...

A specialist in kid's online media and websites has gone over and collection a list of over 44 good links for geology!
This is a very neat collection of links from Federal resources for educational excellence... some serious cool stuff from US Federal agencies all about earth science...
Highly recommended for kids.... safe place to learn and play.

 

Just some interesting sites...

What a fun thing... an online radio show called Geology Rocks is supported by the Geological Society of London!
This is a neat site because it was designed and built by kids for kids!
Lots of earth science games, however some of the links require payment or sign in or are not functioning... it's best if you search out the links that you want and then give them to your kids individually. However, there are a lot of links! Worth a little time to search out what might work for your home!
A completely free service for both students and tutors to help link you with the nearest tutor that meets your needs for education. A new site, sure to be helpful!

Amazing Ipad and Iphone Apps Listings for Earth Science...

A great list of apps for earth science from free to inexpensive.
45 outstanding educational apps for earth science. Worth looking through! Some excellent opportunities to hook kids into geology!
A good home education site, it's got a great list of apps that would work to light a spark of education for all educational situations! Neat!


We have to agree, the Wonders of Geology app has to be one of the nicest and
most interesting geology and earth science apps out there. Well worth the look and download!
You can read an interesting review of the app here!

www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/03/wonders-of-geology/

 

Great Articles for Kids & Parents

Come back and visit often as we add more and more good articles!

NEW - Collecting Rocks and Minerals by Gayle Olson

 

Rock & Gem Hunting Provides a Healthy Parenting Aide by Sally Taylor

 

Fossils, Rocks and Minerals Collecting Equipment by Carles Carol Pla

 

Fossils: A Teaching Tool that Promotes Enthusiastic Learning by Claudia Mann

 

Neat Rock Box Storage by Jessy Chekal

 

 

Photo Field Trips for Kids & Parents

Come back and visit often as we add more and more good field trips

Detroit Rock Show 2006... by Jessy Chekal

 

NEW - Rock Hound Lounge... by Scott Laborde - Join this great site where Scott documents with photographs, video and writing about his rockhounding adventure mainly in North Carolina but occasionally other states! Great site!

 

 

If you are looking for good quality rock and mineral kits, specimens and other goodies...
Please consider visiting our rock and mineral shop for kids!

Run by a homeschool kid, made right here in the USA...

www.RockHoundKidsShop.com

And use the coupon code RHKFREE for free shipping on your order!!

 

 

 

We produced a newsletter for about a year...
we might start up again,
but the back issues are still available online
and are good for fun and reading!
Click to visit the file for each one...

You can read it online,
or save a copy and print it for your files!

The January 2008 Newsletter

The November 2007 Newsletter

The August 2006 Newsletter

The October 2006 Newsletter

The January 2007 Newsletter

The March 2007 Newsletter

 

Learn all about the young lady that started this website
and her rock and mineral company!

Click to learn more! Visit her biography page!

 

Just for Families with Rock Hound Kids...

We would love to help you to get decent geology resources for your children!
If you visit our rock and mineral supply company site... you can get 10% off your next order...

Just use this coupon code for your order... GEOME

www.RocksMineralsandFossilsforKids.com

We have supplied many families with rocks, minerals, fossils and other exciting geology supplies!

Rocks and Minerals make GREAT gifts from Grandparents... too!

We LOVE to help teach kids about geology and there's nothing better than hands on! Let us help you!

Click and Download our free Rock and Mineral Birthday Idea Book!

 

 

 

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Interesting Facts about our Website

If you’re looking for rocks and minerals for kids, you’ve come to the right place. Kids really seem to love rocks, minerals, and fossils and enjoy collecting them, and sometimes trading them with their rock hound kid friends. It’s educational and fun for the whole family. The great thing about collecting rocks and minerals is that it’s a fun way to learn about earth science, as well as how rock and mineral specimens are formed.

Are you a Grandparent looking for a great gift for you grandchild? You might want to consider a rock and mineral kit for your rock hound grandchild. Fossil kits also make a wonderful gift that will encourage and drive children’s curiosity about geology and earth science. Imagine the look on their faces when they open a rock kit and find gorgeous specimens like amethyst, calcite, geodes, and quartz. The study of rocks and rock formations are fun for kids and adults alike.

You don’t have to have a degree in geology or earth science to be a rock hound. Rocks, minerals, and fossils can be studied and enjoyed by kids of all ages. Each rock kit comes with a booklet or fact sheet of information on the specimens contained in the kits. The various rocks and minerals make for interesting discussion pieces, and you’ll have great samples to show your friends, and fellow rock collectors.

Fossils are rock treasures that kids love to show off to their friends. Rock hounds love to have fossils in their collection along with more attractive rocks and minerals. Fossils have started many a child off to a lifelong study of geology, archaeology, and marine biology. It’s fascinating to find rocks that contain the skeletal frames of marine life, plant life, insects and animals millions of years old.

Are you a school teacher looking for great teaching aids? Rock hound rock and mineral kits are a great way to motivate your students to take an interest geology and earth science. Perhaps you’re planning a science fair, or have a science club, if so, then consider these rocks and minerals for kids at your next fair or meeting.

Kids love to hunt for rocks and fossils, but often there are no places for them to dig, and even if there are, often they are on private property. Rock and mineral kits, and fossil kits are a great way for kids to actually get their hands on these specimens. Rock hound kids will be able to have a collection of rocks and minerals including amethyst, quartz, pyrite, geode, calcite, and many others. Fossils include ammonite, dinosaur bone, turritella, and petrified wood.

Have you ever thought about starting your own rock hound club? A club for adults and children, as well as a great educational hobby for families to share. Rock kits are a wonderful way to get a start in rock collecting, and kids love to trade rocks and minerals with other kids. There are plenty of species of rocks and minerals, and they are not that expensive, and well worth the investment.


If you’re looking for inexpensive rock and mineral specimens for kids, then you need not look any further. We’ve assembled a great variety of rock, mineral, and fossil kits for kids that are inexpensive, yet good sized specimens. If you have a rock hound kid in your house, and you want to encourage them to study rocks and minerals, then we have what you need for you rock collecting little geologist.

Most people struggle with terms like metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous, and rock cycle, and why not, these are terms that scientists use in the field of geology. It’s important to know these terms for sure, but you can still enjoy, collect,, and appreciate rocks, minerals, and fossils. Many a child started their career in geology through collecting rocks and minerals.

If you’re looking for great gift ideas or stocking stuffers, rock and minerals kits are a great idea for you little geologist. Imagine them waking up on Christmas morning to a socking filled with geodes, or amethyst.