Explore the world of rocks and fossils with hands-on fossil activities. Eyewitness Explorer: Rock and Fossil Hunter includes more than 30 fun activities you can do to learn more about rocks and fossils! Learn how to study the rocks, minerals, and fossils around you — from geodes of all shapes, to minerals that glow in the dark — and unlock the secrets that rocks and fossils hold! With Eyewitness Explorer: Rock and Fossil Hunter, you can start a rock collection, grow your own gems, and even create an erupting volcano!
Eyewitness Explorers encourage hands-on learning with 30 easy activities that help children observe, explore, and learn about the natural world. Each book explains the science behind the activities, laying the essential groundwork for contextualizing the experience to come. But at the heart of the books are the activities themselves — a chance to learn by doing with experiments that can be carried out right at home. Simply choose one of the projects and follow the step-by-step, photographically illustrated instructions to build an erupting volcano, start a rock collection, or grow gems.
About the Author
Ben Morgan is a freelance editor and writer who has contributed to more than 50 books and magazines on science and natural history. After graduating in biology from the University of Oxford, he became an assistant editor of the Royal Society's Science and Public Affairs magazine before entering into freelance work. He works regularly on the BBC's flagship natural history titles and was a senior editor with the team that produced the DK Guide to Space and the DK Guide to Weather, which both won the Junior Science Book Prize in their respective years. He is also the author of the DK Revealed title Human Body.Douglas Palmer is a science author who has written several books on earth science and was a major contributor to DK's Earth. He spent more than 20 years as a geology lecturer at the University of Dublin, and his research has taken him as far as China. He still lectures for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.