Rocks and Minerals
Interactive reference featuring hands on lab with 53 rock forming minerals and 27 common rocks. Grade levels 6-12
This earth science cd-rom highlights 27 common rocks and 53 minerals that form them. ScienceWorks Rocks! & Minerals features an in-depth exploration of each rock and mineral, a lab simulation section to encourage exploration, and an interactive glossary of terms - all using multimedia elements to help kids learn the fundamentals and become interested in the fascinating world of geology.
- highlights 53 minerals and the 27 common rocks they form
- in-depth rock and mineral exploration
- hands-on, minds-on lab simulation module for identifying mystery minerals
- interactive glossary of terms
- easy-to-use, graphically rich multimedia user interface
- complete user guide and learning activities
Features a view of all the minerals and 3 rock "drawers" that orgainzes by Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic. Clicking on the rock or mineral of your choice will bring up in-depth information about your selection.
The Rock/Mineral Data Screen displays all the important information about the currently selected rock or mineral. A pop up menu is available for easy selection of another specimen.
The Lab contains 6 interactive modules to test for the identity of the 11 mystery minerals. This screen shows the magnetic test. The Lab includes tests for:
- acid reaction,
- specific gravity,
- and Moh's hardness.
Ships on CD-ROM to use with internal drive or install on free Virtual Disk (no CD or DVD drive required)
Compatible with Window NT, XP, 7 and 8
- Item #: 689076294829