For Our Teachers
Here at Kids Love Rocks we strive to offer educational resources for teachers and students alike. Please take a look at our free resources as well as possible products that can be used for your classroom!
Can you recognize minerals by their shape? Try our match games. If you don’t know where to start, try searching for the name of one of the minerals and then see if you can make a match. Once you have identified all of the minerals, you can color them to finish the project. Go ahead, click on an activity, print it out and start solving these fun mineral puzzles!
Are you good at finding hidden things? A word search is just like rock or mineral collecting. When you are out on a rock hunt, you must look at thousands of rocks all around you as you seek out a special find. With a word search, you are looking at lots of letters trying to find the words that are hidden amongst all of the letters on the page. Are you ready to test your skills of observation? Go ahead, click on a word search puzzle, print it out and start looking for all of the words!
We have just added the Golden Bear Nugget Trading card along with 8 other fascinating minerals into our latest set of free mineral trading cards! This new set includes Agate, Garnet, and Tourmaline to name a few. Be sure to download the all of our other mineral trading cards. We now have a total of 5 sets of Mineral Trading Cards for you to download and print out. Carefully cut out each of the individual cards from the set. Once you have all of your cards you can look at the minerals, learn their names, and find out interesting facts about them. These cards can be used as part of a flash card game where you guess the mineral on the card. You can also use the cards as a reference when you are looking for minerals to collect. We hope you have lots of fun with our mineral trading cards.
When minerals form a flat surface it is called a face. Minerals can have many flat surfaces and when these faces join together, they form a crystal. Download the activity page on the left and create your own mineral face or even a mineral cartoon character out of the mineral faces on the sheet.
Streak is the color of a mineral when it is crushed into a powder. Mineralogists do a streak tests on a minerals to help identify them. If you would like to learn more about streak, we have created an activity sheet about streak. Click on the activity page on the left or click here and see if you can find the streak for all of the minerals listed.