Into the Earth

Do a little digging, and you’ll find that you inevitably come across rocks and minerals. These building blocks of the Earth are everything—under your feet, in your walls, and even in your house and school. Different rocks and minerals have different properties, making them each unique and useful in different ways. Click on the links to learn more about rocks and minerals and how they affect you and the world around you.

Videos about Rocks and Minerals:

The Grand Canyon: The Top Two Rock Layers

Rock Climbing

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