These sites describe various rocks and minerals. Learn about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and some of the more common minerals. Includes hands-on activities, games, photographs, and two animated movies. There are links to eThemes Resources on fossils and erosion.
Click on "Start" and then enter the site. Click on "Amazing Collections" and then "Rocks and Minerals" to learn about rocks and minerals at the Smithsonian. Use the links at the left to find out how to start and care for your own collection.
These sites have information about rocks and soil. Learn about their different properties, how rocks are made, and how soil is formed. There are interactive pages, quizzes, and many ideas for in-class activities. Included are three related eThemes resources on soil, rocks, and erosion.
These sites focus on the process and effects of weathering and erosion. See examples of landslides, valleys, and other results of erosion and weathering. Includes an eThemes on rocks and minerals and one on Missouri's geography and landforms.