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Easily introduce kids of any age to the science of geology, simply through collecting rocks and minerals. A rock collection often becomes a treasured box of memories, as well as a favorite science experience.
Not the laid-back collecting type? By purchasing a set of rocks and minerals for sale, your enthusiast can get going immediately! We have sets of rocks for kids who are interested in testing for color streak and hardness, magnetism, carbonates, and more.
Kids are amazed to learn that every rock has a life story and are formed through natural processes – they aren’t just ‘born’ the way they look now. They’ll learn how time, temperature, pressure, and erosion have worked to uniquely shape them.
Use our free rock hound expedition guide (.pdf) for handy checklists and ideas!
“I was very impressed with the quality of this Rock Hound’s Backpack Kit. It comes with everything a budding geologist needs. My 11-year-old loved taking this on her hiking trip. It held up nicely, carrying MANY specimens!” – HST Online Review