Rocks and Minerals Coloring Book
What do magnetite, bauxite, chromite, sulphur, quartz, and galena have in common? Each of these inorganic substances " as varied in color as they are in form and structure " is or contains an element needed to create an automobile. That intriguing bit of information, along with many other fascinating facts, can be found in this entertaining and enlightening coloring book.
Hobbyists and collectors are invited to learn about rocks and minerals as they color 36 carefully rendered illustrations depicting: Tourmaline; Agatized coral; Pyrite; Aurichalcite; Smoky Quartz; Crazy Lace Agate; Amethyst geode; Beryl; Malachite; Emerald; Celestite; Amethyst; Aragonite; Garnet and 22 other examples.
A fact-filled introduction offers helpful advice on collecting and identifying these beauties of nature while an extensive caption describes each specimen. All illustrations are reproduced in full color on the book's covers.
These high-quality, informative coloring books are just right for accompanying a unit study. Subjects are nicely detailed. Generally, illustrations on the inside covers depict the natural colors if you want to produce a realistic finished product. Very brief captions are nonetheless instructive. After coloring through a book, we're certain you'll be able to more easily identify specimens when you see them. Some books, like Rocks and Minerals, have several pages of worthwhile information in the front, including a discussion of different types of rocks and minerals, how to start collecting rocks, classifying rocks, and specific tests for identifying them. The My Horse coloring book has an introductory four pages on horse anatomy and features, then contains generous captions that form a mini-course in identifying, classifying, riding, and caring for horses. Our favorite medium is colored pencil. Since we offer a selection of quality colored pencils, we thought we'd lay in a generous supply of our favorite educational coloring books as well!
Boost™ editions, subtitled "seriously fun learning," are aligned to the Common Core with specific standards noted at the bottom of each page. A free teacher's manual can be downloaded from the Dover website.