Earth science can be fun! These Hands-On Kits get students thinking about how things really work.

  • Create rock art!
  • Go on a Fossil Dig!
  • Search for rocks, minerals & fossils!
  • What happens when light penetrates different minerals?
  • Color rocks and minerals.
  • Play cards and learn about rocks, minerals, dinosaurs & constellations.
  • Watch the crystals grow.
  • Do fun experiments that explore the Earth's surface, structure and processes.
  • Learn how the Earth works by doing educational activities.

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Item # Item Description Price
Petroglyph Kit - Make your own petroglyphs just like those left behind by ancient cultures. This great kit includes rock blanks, a chipping tool, examples of petroglyphs and educational information with instructions. $ 10.00


Fossil Discovery Dig - Young fossil hunters can capture all of the excitement of digging for real fossils! Use the tools included to uncover and identify five (5) actual fossils. Each is up to 500 million years old. Carefully unearth your discoveries and identify them with the Fossil Clue sheet that includes a written description of each fossil type and colored photos for easy identification. Kit includes fossil-bearing clay "rock", an excavation tool, a hand lens and fossil guide.


Natural History Museum - Dinosaur Sticker Book - Children love this entertaining and informative activity book. Packed with 100 colorful & re-useable stickers, and includes fun and challenging puzzles. Introduces kids to dinosaurs that are big & small and fierce & gentle. For Ages 4 and up..

$ 5.00

Geology Field Trip in a Bag - Contains 30 small specimens including rocks, minerals and fossils mixed with filler material. Identification sheet helps user find and identify each specimen. A great way to introduce students to rock and fossil collecting. Can be reused again and again.


Optical Rocks - Visible light travels in a straight path through the air. However, if it encounters a transparent or translucent object like the specimens in this kit something happens. Some light will be reflected away by the surface of the object and some will be refracted (bent) from its original path as it passes through the object.

Kit includes:

  • 4 numbered specimens consisting optical calcite, ulexite, quartz and phlogopite.
  • A detailed instruction booklet to learn about what happens to light rays when they strikes and penetrates the surface these minerals.

Rocks, Minerals & Crystals - A Coloring & Collecting Book - by Darryl Powell. Let imagination and Mother Nature be your guide. In this 48 page book you can 'color-in' and explore the amazing world of rocks, minerals and crystals. Learn how to start a rock collection, and discover uses and properties of rocks, minerals and crystals. There are informative captions and full-color versions of quartz, fluorite, azurite, tourmaline, gold, wulfenite, malachite, agate, pyrite suns, garnet, halite, amethyst, muscovite, and many more. For Ages 8 and up..

To purchase specimens see our Individual Specimens list.
$ 9.00

Rocks and Minerals Coloring Book - A Dover Coloring Book by T.D. Burns. Hobbyists, collectors, and kids who like to color will enjoy this 48 page, 8.5 x 11 publication. Learn about 36 different rocks and minerals with illustrations of smoky quartz, amethyst, malachite, emerald, celestite, crazy lace agate, aragonite, garnet, and many more. Informative captions are included and full-color versions of each illustration are included on the cover for reference.

To purchase specimens see our Individual Specimens list.
$ 4.00

Rock & Mineral Cards This standard card deck identifies and features 52 color photos of the most common and sought after specimens found in the United States. The deck can also be used as flash cards.
$ 6.00

Night Sky Constellation Cards This standard deck of playing cards features 52 different constellations, and each suit represents a different season. The deck can also be used as flash cards.
$ 6.00

Dinosaur Cards This traditional card deck features detailed illustrations of 52 of the most important dinosaur species to know. The deck can also be used as flash cards.
$ 6.00

Flowering Rock - Add some magic potion (you'll find it in your own kitchen) and watch it grow.
$ 4.00

Geology Lab for Kids Kit - Features 52 simple, inexpensive and fun experiments that explore the Earth's surface, structure and process. The book is divided into 12 units. It includes photographs, clear instructions, and safety tips to walk readers through the brief projects. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities. Ages 6 to 12; with color illustrations. This great kit includes:
  • Geology for Kids book
  • 19 rocks, minerals and crystals and 3 fossils
  • a magnifying glass, streak plate, glass plate, penny & nail

"How the Earth Works Kit" - This great kit includes:
  • How the Earth Works book
  • 17 rocks, minerals and crystals and 8 fossils
  • a magnifying glass
All specimens are labeled to correspond with listings and numbering in the book.

Stories in Stone Classroom Kit - Includes:
  • Stories in Stone book (item# B600)
  • 32 magnifying lenses
  • 100 rock and mineral samples including 10 pieces each of basalt, conglomerate, galena, granite, halite, obsidian, quartz crystals, schist, shale and slate.
Enough for 10 work groups of students.

Rocks, Minerals and Gems Stereogram Book - Don't have an actual rock specimen to look at? This book is the answer. Used in combination with our stereoscope (sold separately -item A110 - on our supplies page, the photos of rock, mineral and gem specimens will jump off the page. The 64 page 8.5" x 11" soft cover book also features stereo photos of lunar rocks and the six crystal systems. $20.00

Rocks, Minerals and Gems Stereogram Book With Stereoscope - Everything you need to view the specimens pictured in stereo. $29.00