If your student is interested in learning about geology, they will love this free printable rocks & minerals journal!
Your budding geologist can personalize the cover with their name and combine all the pages together in a notebook for easy use in the outdoors.
There are nine different pages for your student to record their knowledge and findings. This is a great way to document a rock and mineral collection.
The Rock & Mineral Journal is available in our free resource library.
How to Use the Rocks and Minerals Journal
- Print out all the pages and staple together or put in a folder.
- Write the student’s name on the cover.
- On the Identifying Minerals page, define a mineral and explain how to identify a mineral by their appearance, shape, hardness, and by their rock.
- Use the Common Minerals page as a field guide to minerals common in your area. Paste pictures of minerals in the boxes and fill in the blanks on the right. You can print out as many of this page as needed for your student.
- On the Rock Types worksheet, paste a picture of each type of rock and define them.
- Each of the three types of rocks has two pages. Explain how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks are formed, list some examples of rocks that fall into each category and paste a picture of one.
- Use the pages with the paper clips as a journal of rocks you find. Describe each rock and paste pictures of them.