ready to really rock out, the American Museum of Natural
History's kids Web site has loads of practical information
about rocks, including a picture quiz where you're challenged
to find all the rocks in a normal kitchen (hint - there
are a lot of them): www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/kids
The BBC's educational section on the rock cycle
includes experiments that kids can do at home to understand
how rocks form, erode, move, and evolve. Also includes
some tasty rock-related baking. www.bbc.co.uk/education/rocks
Department of Agriculture's Web site is aimed toward
younger kids and features a cartoon worm who explains
the importance of soil and how it helps us eat, breath
and live healthy lives (a worm ought to know): www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/education/squirm/skworm.html
The most comprehensive learning tool for kids about rocks
on the Web is stationed at www.rocksforkids.com
Street Seaport has exhibits and education programs
on New York urban archaeology, involving unearthing the
past in the dirt and rock beneath our feet: www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org
ROCK G A M E S
F A C T S !
The earth under your feet is always moving.
The oldest bedrock under New York is more than a billion years old.
The rocky crust of our
planet is twenty miles thick.
The tiny bits that make
up clay are the smallest kind of rock.
Many fault line, or
fractures in the Earth, crisscross New York City.