Rocks and Minerals

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The Rock Cycle - by StudyJams
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Rock is the hard, solid material, consisting of one or more minerals, that makes up the Earth.  Rocks continually change from one type to another through the rock cycle process. There are three types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.  ... [more]
May 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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Ages: 9 - 14
Our World: The Rock Cycle
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Find out how rocks brought to Earth by the Apollo astronauts have helped NASA learn more about the rock cycle. Compare igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks found on Earth to three types of rocks found on the moon. (04:09)
June 28, 2010 at 09:24 PM
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Rock Cycle - Cassidy Will Rock You
From YouTube, produced by Cassidy
In this student-made video, Second-grader Cassidy researched the rock cycle and then re-wrote the lyrics to Queen's "We will rock you." Daddy helped her make the music video.  Too cute.  (02:43)
January 5, 2013 at 09:46 AM
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Rocks Song by Peter Weatherall
From YouTube, produced by Peter Weatherall
This cute, catchy song is about various types of rocks.  A sample of the lyrics include, "There are many shapes and sizes of rocks, everything from pebbles to great, big blocks. Slate is used on roofs and sheets and granite is used under stepping fee... [more]
December 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Layers of the Earth - Song
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This music video uses upbeat music to help teach the layers of the Earth. The inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust are repeated in the lyrics several times as well as many facts about each layer.  Lyrics are not included on the screen.  The musi... [more]
January 7, 2011 at 09:59 PM
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Minerals - by StudyJams
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Minerals are either elements or compounds with a crystalline structure that make up rocks or are dissolved in water.  They have many properties including streak, luster, color, hardness, and structure.  Learn more about minerals with this slide show ... [more]
May 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
How Diamonds are Formed
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
From carbon to diamond... This professionally made video clip is from National Geographic regarding the formation of diamonds deep below the Earth's surface. (02:57)
December 27, 2010 at 06:41 PM
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Identifying Rocks and Minerals : Identifying Gold
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Gold is a very rare and precious metal that is soft, malleable and heavy, and it is often found with other minerals, such as quartz. Learn about the differences between gold and fool's gold (pyrite) with help from a lab manager and research scientist... [more]
December 23, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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Identifying Valuable Rocks and Minerals
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Valuable rocks and minerals can be found all over the world, and their value depends upon the scarcity. Learn about different valuable rocks and minerals, such as gold, silver or garnets with help from a lab manager and research scientist in this bri... [more]
December 23, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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Mining Minerals and Metals
From, produced by PBS
In this video from the Science and Technology Chat series, elementary school students visit the McCaw School of Mines and take a tour of a demonstration mine. First, they learn how gold is extracted from sediment through panning. They also learn abou... [more]
October 28, 2010 at 09:54 PM
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