Book Review: The Mineral BookPosted: February 24, 2015
My family and I are always interested in rocks and rock forms. We actually love looking at and collect rocks. We examine them everywhere we go. We pick them up and are VERY excited if we find some in bright colors. Needless to say, we were excited about The Mineral Book by David McQueen. He did a wonderful job on this book.
My favorite characteristic in this book is the level division of the information. A parent or teacher can turn to any page and level the discussion or activity based on these leveled sections within the book’s pages. Each chapter begins with a mineral focus at level –two understanding. The pictures are vibrant and would be a perfect match if paired with real samples. The text includes the mineral focus, chemical formula, Crystal system, hardness, luster, and streak for each mineral, which could lead to so much fun investigation. Definitions, bible integration, and fun facts also fill the pages.
Integrating health, science, geography, art and math were easy with the facts included in this book. I have yet to be disappointed by a Wonders of Creation production. You can also find The Ecology book, The Archaeology Book, The New Astronomy Book, The Cave Book, The Geology Book, The Fossil Book, The Ocean Book, and The Weather Book.
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