Educational Website For Kids


The Totally Free Children's Learning Network

Educational Games For Children
Educational Games
Educational Materials For Schools
 
Educational Materials For Homeschoolers

Educational Games For Children

Educational Materials For Schools
 
Educational Materials For Homeschoolers

Educational Games For Children
Educational Worksheets
Educational Materials For Schools
 
Educational Materials For Homeschoolers

Educational Games For Children
  Educational Movies
Educational Materials For Schools
 
Educational Materials For Homeschoolers

Educational Games For Children
  Educational Movies
Educational Materials For Schools
 
Educational Materials For Homeschoolers

Educational Games For Children
 


Return to our Main Educational Website

  Educational Virtual World

Follow The KidsKnowIt Network on Facebook
follow us on twitter
Free Educational Posters
Free Educational Posters

 

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player


Geology For Kids , The Study of Our Earth
.


HOME .::. GEOGRAPHY .::. GEOGRAPHY GAMES












geology For Kids - KidsGeo.com
geology
geology For Children
geology is fun








 
Educational Websites For Kids
Search The Totally Free Children's Learning Network
Educational Articles





Which Geology Topic Would You Like To Learn About?



 

Rocks And Gems and Minerals Song - Free Educational Music For Kids

Minerals – The Building Blocks of Crust

If you were planning to bake a pie, what ingredients would you use for the crust? The ingredients used to make the Earth’s crust are complex.

The basic ingredients are known as elements. There are 90 known elements that exist in the Earth’s crust. These elements combine with one another in a number of natural ways, creating molecules known as minerals. There are around 3,700 known minerals found in the Earth’s crust, with dozens of new minerals being discovered each and ever year.

The Earth's Crust





These minerals combine to form crystals in regular and distinct patterns. Sometimes the crystals are obvious to the un-aided eye. In other instances, it is necessary to use a microscope to observe the crystals.

At the surface of the Earth we generally do not find very much solid rock. The solid rock is covered by several feet of ground up, weathered rock known as regolith, or dirt. However, in some cases, this solid rock does protrude out of the ground in what is known as an outcropping.

In order to better understand the some 3,700 different types of known rocks, scientists group them into three groups based on how they are similar and how they are igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock.

 


Earth Science
Earth Science For Kids
Earth Science
Geology A Study of The Earth

All Content Copyrighted 1998- 2014©