Use a Rock and Mineral Kit to Teach Your Kids about Science

Rock and mineral kits are not only a fun toy for kids, they are a great learning tool as well. Geology is a fantastic science for kids even at a young age because you can tailor the information and experiments to any age. Rocks and minerals have beautiful colors, neat shapes, and interesting properties that are fun to study for kids and adults.

Here are a few tips on how to use your rock and mineral kit and family time together to help your child have fun with science!

  1. Provide children with simple rock and minerals kits that you can use together. Choose products geared toward their age group to keep their interest. Working with the kit together allows you time to show your kids why you think science is important and fun. Mini Me Geology has kits geared for ages six through adult.
  2. Help your kids love science by looking for rock & mineral kits that will coordinate with school science projects and topics.
  3. Make learning science fun by showing children how science relates to their daily activities such as baking or the weather. Many of Mini Me Geology’s experiment kits are a great way to bridge learning with real-life experience.
  4. Talk with children on their level about science both at home and on outings, such as a trip to the beach, museum or park. Rocks and minerals are present all around. See if your kids can find examples of samples from their rock and mineral kits in use. You can show them how rocks are used to make counter tops, landscape materials and building tiles among others.
  5. Give children plenty of time to explore the world, perform experiments, and ask questions to encourage their curiosity.
  6. Show your kids the importance of science by caring for a garden, feeding the birds, and collecting interesting rocks and minerals. Then, give your kids a notebook or activity journal where they can record their experiences.
  7. Observe your children to see what they are most interested in and expand on this by providing them more opportunities to learn. Use the resources of Mini Me Geology’s blog and Dig Into Geology website page to find games, puzzles and experiments for free!
  8. Play a game with your kids on a nature walk.  See how many varieties of rocks, minerals, plants and animals you can find and identify. Have kids recording their findings in their notebook and add them to their rock and mineral kit (well, maybe not the animals…).
  9. Help your kids research fun facts about their rocks and minerals. You can find a lot of great information on the Mini Me Geology blog and website.
  10. Instill a sense of wonder in your children by showing them your own fascination with science and the world. Take some time to do an experiment or identify a rock with your kids. The rewards are endless.

Mini Me Geology has many rock and mineral kits for kids of different ages and interests. If you have questions about our kits or how to use them, contact us. We would love to hear from you!

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