Rocks and Minerals

In the Delta Science Reader Rocks and Minerals, students read about the types, properties, and uses of various rocks and minerals. They learn how a mineral’s properties help with its identification. They also read about a pioneering geologist—Florence Bascom—and her contributions to the field of geology. Finally, students learn about fossils.

Delta Science Readers are 16-page nonfiction books for students with informative, engaging full-color photos and graphics that present key science concepts and vocabulary.

  • Promote reading in the content area.
  • Present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests.
  • Support and extend the experiences and content of hands-on activities.
  • Help students develop informational literacy skills.
  • Promote scientific inquiry.
  • Makes a great homeschool resource!

Each reader has three main sections:

  1. Think About...
    key information about the unit topic
  2. People in Science
    historical biographies, careers in science
  3. Did You Know?
    high-interest articles or selections