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Igneous Rocks
This title covers these subjects: Volcanoes., Rocks., Petrology., Rocks, Igneous.
Igneous Rocks
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Igneous Rocks

Igneous Rocks looks at how igneous rocks form, change, move, evolve, erode, and are recycled around the world.

Reading LevelGrades 3-6
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level960L
ATOS Level6.1
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #141939
BrandHeinemann InfoSearch
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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Science Books and Films - Kristin Hudlow

"Igneous Rocks is one of four books from the "Let’s Rock" series. Throughout the book are tips, trivia, career information, and fascinating numerical facts. Igneous Rocks starts out with a description of rock and mineral formation. This is followed by the layers of the earth and the basics of the rock cycle. The making of rocks is described as cooled molten material, including magma rising from plate boundaries, volcanic bombs, intrusive rocks, pillow lava in the ocean, and islands on hot spots. The section on how to identify different rocks using grain size and color lacks enough detail for a solid identification. Photographic examples of rocks used as building materials in ancient and modern structures leads into the topics of erosion and metamorphic changes. Using igneous rocks for radiometric dating is also discussed. A simple activity, which is identified as an experiment but is actually an activity, is about melting sugar into "lava" (p28-29). It serves as a good analogy molten lava hardening into crystals. Towards the end of the book is a glossary, index, and a "Find out More" section. In addition to a list of books to read, websites, and museums to visit, a hike up the granite Half Dome in Yosemite is suggested. I highly recommend this colorful, fact filled book! --Kristin Hudlow, Centennial High School, Bakersfield, CAScience Books and Films 9/1/2011" - Science Books and Films

September 1, 2011

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